Author: Flora Holmes

The British Foreign Policy Group team discusses the week in foreign policy, from Angela Merkel's successor, to what should be in the Defence review....

Britain’s decision in late January this year to allow the Chinese tech firm Huawei to be used in its 5G network came as a surprise to some - with a handful of the members of the National Security Council seemingly staunchly against the move given...

This week has seen the number of those diagnosed with the coronavirus climb above 10,000. As major airlines cancel flights to China, and the World Health Organisation has declared an international health emergency, Dr Claude Posala explores how poorer countries will suffer the most, in...

After a start of the year characterised by climate crisis on multiple fronts and the threat of war with Iran, this week in foreign policy has been relatively calmer. The US and China have agreed to a ‘phase one’ trade deal, the Labour leadership contest...

On Thursday, 9th January 2020, the British Foreign Policy Group hosted a panel discussion on 'Resetting UK-EU Relations After Brexit'. Chaired by Sophia Gaston, the panel brought together Peter Foster, Europe Editor at The Telegraph; Georgina Wright, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Government; Matthew O'Toole, former...

On Monday, 7th January the British Foreign Policy Group hosted a panel discussion on the US 2020 Presidential Elections and the future of transatlantic relations. Chaired by Sophia Gaston, Director of the British Foreign Policy Group, the discussion brought together Sarah Elliott, Chair of Republicans Overseas UK; Matthew McGrath, Managing...

Britain began the decade fighting Gaddafi in Libya, championing a ‘liberal-internationalist’ foreign policy that had carried the nation since the end of the Cold War. It ends the decade with this ideal in tatters. Then 2010s have seen the argument for ‘responsible interventionism’ lost. A botched...

This week has seen the continuation of devastating bush fires in Australia in which 11 people have died and around half a billion animals have lost their lives. The fires have been caused, at least in part, by soaring temperatures and winds. Prime Minister Scott...