Even before the vote by the British people to leave the European Union in 2016, UK foreign policy was already changing in response to shifts in domestic and international politics. But the UK’s departure from the EU has radically changed the parameters of its foreign policy. In particular, there has been much discussion about the idea of ‘Global Britain’ – but what exactly the phrase means is far from clear.
This project builds on the research paper Global Britain, Global Broker by Chatham House Director Dr Robin Niblett and explores how UK foreign policy might evolve. It especially focuses on the role of the UK in Europe, more widely than just the relationship with the EU, and encompassing other arrangements such as the E3 as a format for coordination between France, Germany and the UK.