This report was written by Edward Elliott from the British Foreign Policy Group for the Royal United Service Institute and discusses UK public sentiment to foreign policy after the so-called, 'Brexit election'.
This report examines international views of the UK and the impact the recent European Union referendum has had on them. It highlights both strengths and weaknesses in the UK’s ‘image’ and points to opportunities – and risks – that the country should address as it moves towards a future outside the EU.
UK Universities are a national asset. Why? It remains one of the world leading study destinations for international students and offers a first class experience. The students seem to think so too. To see what they think, read more in this report.
This publication is a compilation of essays revealing a great variety of views regarding the United Kingdom’s identity. The report looks to align culture and politics by questioning who we are as a nation and what we might become in the future in order to better navigate our relationships with other nations.
This briefing paper answers important questions related to UK foreign aid, such as; what is aid? What is the UN 0.7% aid target and why has the UK adopted it? Which government departments spend UK aid? What impact does UK aid have? What will be the impact of Brexit on UK aid?
This communique gives an overview of the humanitarian, security, and constitutional issues discussed at the London Somalia Conference, held in May 2017. Bringing together leaders from around the world, this conference accelerated progress on security sector reform, built on the international response to the ongoing drought and humanitarian crisis and agreed the new international partnership needed to keep Somalia on course for increased peace and prosperity by 2020.
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.
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.