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The UK and the World: British Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

21 January 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Chatham House, 10 St James's Square, London, SW1Y 4LE


Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, UK
Chair: Martha Kearney, Presenter, BBC



Douglas Alexander argues that, 10 years on from the invasion of Iraq, British foreign policy stands at a crossroads. He contends that, from the rise of China to relations with Europe, UK policy-makers will face very different challenges in the middle of this decade than were evident in the last. He considers how the UK should best pursue its interests internationally in that new and changing context, and reflects on some of the key foreign policy challenges facing the UK over the next decade.

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