Third-Party Publications

May 2, 2017

The Middle East: Time for New Realism

This report outlines the need for UK engagement in the MENA region to be sustained and developed, but with a substantially revised approach. The report details the profound disorder which exists in the MENA region, and how that complicates, but more importantly necessitates UK engagement. The report discusses the nature of Britain’s emerging role in the MENA region, whilst placing these efforts into the UK’s broader foreign policy pursuits in a post-Brexit era.

Lords International Relations Committee0
March 28, 2017

The UK and the Western alliance: NATO in the new era of realpolitik

This paper argues that current events, from Russian aggression to the EU’s internal politics, mean that NATO is weakening at a time when security challenges are growing. As such, the paper outlines the need for a new grand strategic rethink for NATO that addresses its role in the Western alliance more broadly, and that Britain, as the alliance’s “foremost European champion”, should be leading those discussions.

Policy Exchange0