Author: Matt Gillow

It’s been a big week in politics around the world, and a massive week in foreign policy, with the race to be the Democratic nominee for President in the United States kicking off in Iowa. Closer to home, the United Kingdom has been caught up...

The 26th Conference of the Parties, COP26 - the UN Climate Change Conference - takes place in Glasgow this coming November. Today, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will launch the UK’s hosting of the summit alongside David Attenborough, hailing the summit as ‘an important opportunity...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]On 12th March, the British Foreign Policy Group hosted an insightful discussion on the future of the UK’s foreign policy in space, and where things stand in the rapidly growing policy area of space.  Half a century after the...

Boris Johnson, the UK’s most comfortable Prime Minister in quite some time, has promised the ‘biggest security, defence and foreign policy review since the end of the Cold War.’ Given the Conservative Party’s comprehensive election victory at the end of 2019, Prime Minister Johnson now has...

This week in foreign policy and global affairs saw London host the UK-Africa summit. Around one third of Africa’s leaders attended the conference on 20th January. The Economist assesses Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s attempts to woo leaders, telling them ‘Africa is the future’. As the...

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. Britain should heed this...

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....

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...

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...