A month after the end of the transition period, this session will discuss the future of UK foreign policy. With the much-expected Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy still to be published, a roadmap of the Government’s ambition for the UK’s role in the world and long-term strategic aims is pending.
Given this uncertainty, how can we define and conceive the UK’s role in the world? How can the UK best leverage its diplomatic reach, security capabilities and prominence in international development? In redefining Britain’s place in the global landscape, is there a risk for Britain to fall short of matching Global Britain’s ambitions?
Dr Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House, proposes a new approach to understanding Britain’s international role. In a recent paper he highlights six international goals for the UK that offer the best points of connection between its interests, resources and credibility.
These are: protecting liberal democracy; promoting international peace and security; tackling climate change; enabling greater global health resilience; championing global tax transparency and equitable economic growth; and defending cyberspace.
Chair: Professor Richard G Whitman, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House
Speaker: Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director and Chief Executive, Chatham House