Head of Britain in the World
John Bew heads Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World Project, launched by the Secretary of State for Defence in March 2016, and coordinates its work on foreign policy. He is Professor of History and Foreign Policy in the War Studies department at King’s College London, where he leads the Grand Strategy Programme. He was the youngest-ever holder of the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy at the John W. Kluge Center, US Library of Congress, and in 2015 won the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Politics and International Relations. Other previous positions included Co-Director of theInternational Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence; and Lecturer in Modern British History, Harris Fellow, and Director of Studies at Peterhouse, Cambridge University. He is the author of numerous academic articles, and five books on history and contemporary statecraft, including Realpolitik: A History (2016), and Citizen Clem: A Life of Atlee (2016). He is a contributing writer at the New Statesman, covers the release of state papers for the Irish Times, and writes regularly for many other publications in the UK and United States.
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by John Bew | Mar 19, 2018Read Publication As Vladimir Putin celebrates another election victory, today’s Labour party should remember that there can be no coherent response to the Skripal affair without an appreciation of how our collective security is underscored by NATO and the role their...
by John Bew | Feb 5, 2018Read Publication Brexit has transformed the contours of British foreign policy but its full effects will not be known for many years. On the one hand, its opponents warn that it risks undermining the UK national interest by disrupting crucial relationships with its...
by John Bew | Sep 22, 2017Read Publication View the data set In a new report published today, Foreign Policy in the New Parliament, Policy Exchange stresses the vital role of Parliament in debates about Britain’s place in the world. Against the backdrop of a hung parliament, and with...
by John Bew | Sep 4, 2017Read Report The Prime Minister’s visit to Japan offers a useful starting point for a new discussion on what the UK’s strategy in Asia should be. That it coincided with North Korea’s latest missile launch was a graphic illustration of how trade and security are...
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RT @jthalassites Just as @RBKC have said, new @Policy_Exchange report recommends a ‘London levy’ on PSPO fines - so that @londoncouncils boroughs, such as @CityWestminster and @WbrAssociation, can roll out acoustic cameras to tackle noise pollution. policyexchange.org.u… pic.twitter.com/I6zA…
RT @CGG_Mac Wrote a thing about the Government's new Way to Work policy. It is probably a timely intervention, but the key takeaway is that I do not envy the Government when it comes to labour market policy right now. policyexchange.org.u…
RT @benjaminbarnard As Londoners leave for the suburbs and the countryside, do they take their politics with them? What will be the effect of internal migration for the so-called "Blue Wall"? That is the BIG question for politics in the 2020s and 2030s. pic.twitter.com/7fm6…
RT @technopopulist I wrote for @Policy_Exchange about the importance of cities as biological reservoirs and venues for ecological repair. Trees have the power to transform urban life by enticing residents to spend more time outside. policyexchange.org.u…