This paper outlines the UK’s objectives for an ambitious science and innovation agreement with the EU. It sets out examples of where the UK sees potential mutual benefit in a close working relationship, exploring precedents for each. The paper invites discussion with the EU on how best to shape our future partnership in this area.
This report offers a number of starting principles for what the UK's strategy in Asia should look like. It explores how engaging more in Asia opens the doors to new opportunities but also examines the possible dilemmas that the UK is likely to face as it develops its Asia policy.
This paper examines the implications of the US Third Offset Strategy for the UK. It finds that UK defence equipment capabilities costing £16 billion a year are increasingly vulnerable to low-cost, technology-rich weapons from hostile states. It argues that the UK government has focused more on offensive systems over protective capabilities, and it calls for a commitment to research, innovation and adaptive technologies for defence.
The soft power 30 index is an annual publication which aims to bring new clarity to the concept of soft power. In bringing together objective metrics and international polling data, The Soft Power 30 provides a new framework for understanding, measuring and comparing the soft power resources of the world’s leading nations.
In this report, John Baron MP analyses changing global circumstances and this country’s strengths and weaknesses against the international picture. He welcomes the new government’s determination to return to a foreign policy serving Britain’s interests, which also tends to benefit other countries internationally. He ends with a series of proposals for the UK as it leaves the EU, to reboot its foreign policy in line with its own, and others’, interests.
A country's influence on the world stage is more than just economic and military strength. It is also about soft power. This ResPublica report looks at how the UK should incorporate soft power into it's foreign policy.