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Foreign affairs: Key issues for the 2015 Parliament

This section of the Key Issues 2015 publication focuses on foreign affairs and the UK relations with other countries. 

Russia and relations with the UK
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Examines the key foreign policy questions regarding the UK's relations with Russia

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: what hope of a solution?
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Overview of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the implications for UK foreign policy

Rising tensions in East and Southeast Asia
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Overview of the territorial and maritime disputes in East and Southeast Asia, and the UK's foreign policy towards the region

The post-2015 development goals
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What will be the next generation of development goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals?

UK calls for EU reform: Key issues for the 2015 Parliament
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Concerns about loss of sovereignty to the EU, lack of accountability and ineffective governance have led both Labour and the Conservatives to propose reforming the EU to better reflect the UK's interests.

Eurosceptic effect at the European Parliament: Key issues for the 2015 Parliament
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In May 2014, the European Parliament elections revealed a rising tide of Euroscepticism across the EU.

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