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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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Policy Exchange congratulates Lieutenant General HR McMaster on his appointment tonight as National Security Adviser to the US President

Lt Gen McMaster is one of America’s leading soldier-scholars. His latest address to Policy Exchange – entitled ‘Future threats and their implications for U.S. Military Strategy’ – was delivered here just over three weeks ago on 25 January 2017

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War on the Rocks interview Policy Exchange’s John Bew about the “special relationship”

War on the Rocks’ Ryan Evans interviews John Bew — Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project — about the state of the “special relationship” between the United States and the United Kingdom as the presidency of Donald Trump unfolds.

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New Statesman: Policy Exchange’s John Bew discusses President Trump’s ‘declaration of war on so-called Davos Man’

John Bew — Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project — argues that the left should ‘take seriously’ the joint goal of Donald Trump and Theresa May ‘to put the interests of ordinary working people up there, centre-stage’

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New Statesman: Policy Exchange’s John Bew writes about the Prime Minister’s dealings with America

John Bew, Head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project, contends that while ‘the Prime Minister finds herself in a unique position for which history cannot provide much guidance’, we should note ‘the care with which she chooses her words and the deep thought that her advisers put into her every next step’.

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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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It is High Time for a Fundamental Discussion on British Grand Strategy

It is High Time for a Fundamental Discussion on British Grand Strategy

Gabriel Elefteriu — Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World Research Fellow — and Professor John Bew — Head of the Britain in the World project — consider the Government’s first annual report on the 2015 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence & Security Review (SDSR), concluding that, ‘ultimately, being “global” is not simply about being “open”, but also being “strategic”, self-confident, and bold’

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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

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

Jan 26, 2017

Former Prime Minister Rt Hon Gordon Brown launches Policy Exchange’s ‘The Cost of Doing Nothing’ report, which was started with Jo Cox, who believed ‘Britain must lead again’. Also joining us for this event, which was held at Policy Exchange on 26 January were Former Foreign Secretary Rt Hon Lord Hague (via recorded video message), Alison McGovern, MP for Wirral South, Tom Tugendhat, MP for Tonbridge and Malling and Professor John Bew, head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project

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