Committee examines how US foreign policy is impacting international affairs

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07 February 2018

The International Relations Committee takes evidence from former Permanent Under Secretary of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Lord Ricketts, and expert analysts on US foreign policy and international affairs.


Wednesday 7 February, Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Lord Ricketts

At 11.30am

  • Ms Xenia Wickett, Head, US and Americas Programme, Chatham House
  • Dr Kori Schake, Deputy Director General, IISS

Possible questions

  • How well equipped is Whitehall and the UK's diplomatic network to operate effectively in changed world conditions?
  • Are the UK's policies towards emerging regional powers the right ones? Does the Government have the capacity to fully engage with these powers?
  • How clear is US foreign policy under the Trump Administration? What do you perceive to be the Administration's primary objectives?
  • What does President Trump's emphasis on national sovereignty mean for the US's approach to the multilateral system and the rules-based international order?
  • How should the UK respond to developments in US foreign policy? Should the UK still consider itself the US's closest ally?

Further information

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