Author: Matt Gillow

When John Bolton was President Trump’s National Security Adviser, he argued that Africa would soon be home to a new phase of great power rivalries - with the United States, France, China and Russia vying for investment opportunities in the continent. In the first eight years...

In a week of dramatic and turbulent news stories, we have put together our picks of opinion and analysis from across the world that you might have missed....

As we move into the third decade of ‘The Asian Century’, there is a dawning consciousness in Britain and across Europe of the complex challenges and opportunities compelled by the rise of China. While we are just beginning to understand the true nature of the...

Space is in. On the 20th November, NATO Foreign Ministers met in Brussels to prepare for last week’s NATO Summit in London. Much of the noise around the summit has been political - in the UK, it was focussed on how Boris Johnson would nullify the...

13th February 2020 The Brexit Referendum and the changing foreign policy emphasis within the Labour Party has brought long-buried questions about the legacy of the British empire into the heart of our political debate. Big questions are now being asked around the legacy of British imperialism...

12th March 2020 Speakers: Lucy Edge, Chief Operations Officer of the Satellite Applications Catapult Michelle Howard, Business Development Director at the D Group Sophia Gaston (Chair), Director of the British Foreign Policy Group More speakers to be announced. Half a century after the Apollo 11 moon landing, space continues to be...

Big Tent Ideas Festival - Sport & Diplomacy (Mihir Bose, Author; Dr Sarah Zipp, University of Sterling; Stuart Meaker, Surrey and England Cricketer) Our second panel at the Big Tent Ideas Festival explored the role that sport and sports players can play in UK diplomacy and...

On Monday, 18th November the British Foreign Policy Group hosted Peter Pomerantsev, Deborah Haynes, David Anderson QC and James Ball for a lively panel discussion chaired by Sophia Gaston on foreign interference in elections. The conversation ranged from subjects including Russian meddling, the role of quality...

Nearly nine years on from the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi, the Tunisian fruit seller prevented from selling vegetables by state officials, that kickstarted the ‘Arab Spring’, protests are once again gripping several Arab countries....

Throughout the General Election campaign, the British Foreign Policy Group have been traveling across the UK to listen to the foreign policy views of our youngest voting demographic: students. Whilst voter turnout was lowest amongst young people in 2017, two thirds of the over three...