Undercurrents: Reflections on the Integrated Review

Does the launch of the UK government’s latest security and foreign policy strategy signal a fundamental shift?

Audio Published 27 March 2021 49 minute listen

A week after the UK government published its Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, Ben is joined by two Chatham House experts to assess what we have learnt about the future of UK foreign policy.

Richard Whitman explains the thinking behind the ‘tilt’ towards to the Indo-Pacific region, the key allies and relationships the UK will need to foster, and the role that development spending will play in realizing this articulation of Global Britain. Then Patricia Lewis provides an insight into the defence aspects of review, with particular emphasis on the shift in UK nuclear policy and the role that science and technology policy will play in building strategic resilience at home and abroad.