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UK international relations in changed world conditions examined by Committee

24 January 2018

The International Relations Committee takes evidence on new and emerging trends in international relations, and how UK foreign policy should adapt to maximise its opportunities and minimise its challenges.

Witnesses

Wednesday 24 January, Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Dr Neville Bolt, Director of the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications, King’s College London
  • Professor Michael Clarke, Senior Associate Fellow, RUSI
  • Dr Lucas Kello, Director of the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, Oxford University
  • Mr Paul Maidment, Director of Analysis, Oxford Analytica

Possible questions

  • Looking beyond Brexit, what are the most significant changes that UK foreign policy must adapt to?
  • Does the UK have the capability and capacity to pursue its international interests in new changed world conditions?
  • Have digital technologies fundamentally changed international relations? If so, how?
  • How have trans-national non-state actors and movements effected international affairs?
  • Are the international institutions of the post-War period still effective?
  • The Trump administration is following a policy of ‘America first’, causing some uncertainty over the US’s role as a global leader – What effect is this having on international relations?
  • Which regions and countries are emerging as significant global powers? How should the UK respond to these?
  • What effect will China’s ambitions to play a more significant global role have on international relations?
  • How has Russia’s use of cyber influenced global politics and international relations? 

Further information

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