Past event

Invitation Only

The UK in a Changing World

Chatham House, London

Europe Programme


Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House
Chair: Lord Wallace of Saltaire, Liberal Democrat Foreign Policy Spokesman, House of Lords


The UK approaches its next general election facing a series of strategic challenges. With the arrival of the 'G-20 world', and the growing international and regional power of countries such as China, India, Brazil and Russia, the UK must adapt in order to prosper. In addition to a decline in the relevance of the Atlantic alliance, the constraints imposed by the global economic crisis mean policy-makers are confronting a world shifting away from patterns of power and influence in which the UK has traditionally thrived. In this new strategic environment, the UK must find new ways to project influence, and to continue to offer valuable ideas in important areas of global governance, such as climate change and the international financial system.

This working group will discuss Robin Niblett's forthcoming paper on the UK in a changed world, drawing on the large number of recent official and academic studies undertaken in the UK, the US and elsewhere to outline a perspective on the world up to 2030.

The working group forms part of the project, Rethinking the UK's International Ambitions and Choices.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only.

For more information please contact Jonathan Knight.