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Why Jeremy Corbyn is not part of the Clement Attlee internationalist tradition within Labour

John Bew — Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project — reflects on Jeremy Corbyn’s recent Chatham House speech, and how the Labour leader is not part of the 'noble tradition of liberal internationalism [that] has pumped blood to the heart of the Labour Party since its foundation and is an essential part of the Labour story'.
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Brexit will not break up the Union

Lord Bew of Donegore, of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly and one of the leading historians of Ireland, takes on the fashionable notion on both sides of the Border – especially in the Republic - that Brexit is an historic crime perpetrated by a nationalistic British electorate that has set in train an inevitable drift towards Irish unity.
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Scotland Discovers the Limits of Nationalism

In an article for Policy Exchange, the prominent Scottish political scientist Tom Gallagher examines why the SNP appears to be on the defensive against pro-Union forces for the first time in many years – despite remaining well ahead of the second placed Conservatives. Linking independence to Brexit has not, for now, worked
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Britain’s voters are united on defence – now the election should provide a bold vision for it

Writing in The Telegraph, Professor John Bew, Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World Project, argues that defence should be at the forefront of the election campaign
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Why Donald Trump launched his air strike on Assad in Syria

In his new piece for the New Statesman, John Bew — Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project — reflects on why Donald Trump launched his air strike on Assad in Syria
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The Gibraltar row shows “the balance of power” is back in European affairs

Writing for the New Statesman, John Bew — Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project — comments on the “diplomatic storm in a teacup” that has erupted over Gibraltar
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NATO has an EU problem as well as a Trump problem: What role can Britain play in helping mend the alliance?

Writing in The Telegraph, Professor John Bew, Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World Project and Gabriel Elefteriu, Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World Research Fellow, ask what Britain can do to fix the fact that Nato is under threat from the EU and Donald Trump
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H R McMaster: The philosopher general who could tame Trump

In his latest piece for the New Statesman, John Bew — Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project — examines the major challenges facing the new US national security adviser
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Tony Blair is back on the pitch, but he and his fellow centrists are still playing last season’s game

As two of New Labour’s most prominent figures re-enter the political fray, John Bew – Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project – wonders whether the much prized “centre ground” has moved beneath their feet.
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General McMaster knows where the West went wrong, and can help President Trump make it right

Gabriel Elefteriu — Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World Research Fellow — analyses U.S. President Donald Trump’s newly named National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster’s recent speech at Policy Exchange and what it tells us about his approach to the role may be
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After Iraq: When to go to war?

After Iraq: When to go to war?

This lecture by Professor Nigel Biggar was delivered at Policy Exchange on 31 January 2017. The lecture reflects on some of the moral lessons we should and should not learn from the recent history of British military interventions abroad, in view of the challenges and dilemmas Britain is likely continue to face in the future. After Iraq, it asks, what are the circumstances in which Britain should go to war?

The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Price of Inaction in the Face of Mass Atrocities

The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Price of Inaction in the Face of Mass Atrocities

This report is based on work begun by Jo Cox MP (1974-2016) and Tom Tugendhat MP. It was completed by Alison McGovern MP and Tom Tugendhat MP

“There are few more complex questions than when to intervene overseas. Jo Cox was an inspirational humanitarian who cared deeply about preventing violence and protecting people around the world. It is a fitting part of Jo’s legacy that this paper will challenge politicians of all parties to consider how we can put such considerations at the heart of the decisions we take.” (Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister.

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Brexit will not break up the Union

Brexit will not break up the Union

Lord Bew of Donegore, of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly and one of the leading historians of Ireland, takes on the fashionable notion on both sides of the Border – especially in the Republic – that Brexit is an historic crime perpetrated by a nationalistic British electorate that has set in train an inevitable drift towards Irish unity.

Scotland Discovers the Limits of Nationalism

Scotland Discovers the Limits of Nationalism

In an article for Policy Exchange, the prominent Scottish political scientist Tom Gallagher examines why the SNP appears to be on the defensive against pro-Union forces for the first time in many years – despite remaining well ahead of the second placed Conservatives. Linking independence to Brexit has not, for now, worked

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Geopolitics in the 21st Century

Geopolitics in the 21st Century

April 25, 2017

Policy Exchange was privileged to host Robert D Kaplan, one of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about global affairs, for a discussion on geopolitics and America’s changing role in the world. His remarks will build on insights from his latest book,Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America’s Role in the World – which has been called a “masterpiece” by General David Petraeus

After Iraq: When to go to war?

After Iraq: When to go to war?

Jan 31, 2017

This lecture by Professor Nigel Biggar was delivered at Policy Exchange on 31 January 2017, with a Vote of Thanks by Lt Gen Mark Carleton-Smith CBE, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Strategy and Operations), on behalf of the Chief of the Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach GBE KCB

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