The Price of Freedom: A 3% GDP Target For Securing UK International Interests

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“The Price of Freedom? A 3% GDP Target for Securing UK International Interests” discusses whether our current spending (around 2.75% of our GDP in 2016/2017) is sufficient to protect and promote our interests and values internationally at a time of unprecedented change in our international circumstances. A growing body of evidence suggests the UK is not investing enough to maintain its relative security, prosperity or influence in the face of growing international volatility. This paper raises some of the issues and explores how additional resourcing might be innovatively deployed to modernise and extend on the considerable capacity the UK benefits from in pursuit of our international interests.

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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the views of the BFPG. The BFPG is an independent not for profit organisation that encourages constructive, informed and considered opinions without taking an institutional position on any issue.
Tom Cargill

Tom Cargill is Executive Director of the British Foreign Policy Group. He has worked in various roles in the public, private and NGO sectors, including at the charity for children in care Believe, as well as 10 years at Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) followed by 4 years at the engineering, procurement and construction multinational Bechtel. He is the author of numerous reports, chapters and articles on international and foreign policy issues.