Securonomics in the world

In conversation with David Lammy and Rachel Reeves.

Open event, Panel Recording
22 May 2024 — 9:00AM TO 10:00AM
Chatham House and Online

Event video

Discussing how a Labour government would seek to align its economic, security and foreign policy objectives.

Over the past five years, domestic and international policy have become ever more intertwined. The Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine shone a spotlight on the vulnerabilities of the global economy, sharpening many countries’ focus on the resilience of their supply chains and critical infrastructure.

The Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves has used the word ‘securonomics’ to describe the Labour Party’s approach to economic policy, taking inspiration from Joe Biden’s administration. The Shadow Foreign Secretary, David Lammy, has spoken of putting economic prosperity and resilience at the centre of the FCDO’s objectives, within a foreign policy doctrine of ‘progressive realism’.

This session will explore how a Labour government would seek to align its economic, security and foreign policy objectives.

Those who register-interest to join in-person will receive an email on Friday at 15:00 confirming whether they have secured a place at the event or a place on the waitlist. Virtual registrations will be confirmed immediately.