The UK and governments across the west have started to act. But we’re still just starting to figure out how to respond.
Posts Tagged: Foreign Policy
Stephen Booth: The Integrated Review marks a further step towards the wider world and away from the European Union
Due to internal tensions, the Union can lack coherence and focus, often particularly evident in its efforts to implement a collective foreign policy.
Wallace has done well to win an exceptional defence settlement, but it may not be enough to fund all the Integrated Review’s ambitions.
The UK has taken some bold steps towards confronting the genocidal regime in Beijing. Our values must come before business concerns.
Kate Ferguson: This new genocide amendment puts Parliament at its centre. Which is why it should be supported.
It is not a substitute for justice, but it would be a welcome addition to how the UK responds to the most serious violations.
Sarah Ingham: After the party, the hangover. This week, the Integrated Review. Next Monday, defence cuts?
The review was described as ‘the most comprehensive Review since the Cold War’. For those with memories of previous reviews, this probably caused hearts to sink a tad.
Garvan Walshe: The Integrated Review’s tilt to Asia could leave us vulnerable closer to home – and Putin
The impulse of Brexit is to prove Britain’s openness by striking out, but this tilt increases our security dependence on Europe.
WATCH: The Prime Minister on the Review – ‘To make the United Kingdom stronger, safer, and more prosperous’
“Our international policy is a vital instrument for fulfilling this Government’s vision of uniting and levelling up across our country.”
James Sunderland: The Integrated Review. To project power in the world, we musn’t skimp on support arms and force protection
And if that projection is to be effective, we will need to invest in our operating bases – and not just at traditional sites.
Johnson – “Our new, full-spectrum approach to cyber will transform our ability to protect our people”
The Integrated Review of security, defence, development and foreign policy is upon us. But will the capabilities follow the challenges, or vice-versa?
Jack Richardson: Green policy as security policy. And why we shouldn’t let China corner the market in new technologies.
The D10 presents an opportunity for coordinating democracies around goals of combating climate change while securing supply chains.
The International Trade Secretary joined the panel for a live event with Anand Menon, Katy Balls and Andy Burwell, chaired by Paul Goodman.
It will need to make hard choices and to show evidence of a clarity and long-term vision that, to date, have been rather notable by their absence.
Perhaps the answer is bound up with China – and our inability to focus on more than a single problem at once.
Mattie Heaven: Iran’s government is a terrorist regime. British Ministers must face this truth – and act on it.
Maintaining the current diplomatic relations would be a devastating mistake – potentially with fatal consequences.