Global Politics Podcast

Episode 37 - Defence and Foreign policy review of the UK indicates an expansion in strategy

March 25, 2021 Global Politics
Global Politics Podcast
Episode 37 - Defence and Foreign policy review of the UK indicates an expansion in strategy
Show Notes

On 16 March, the government released an Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development, and Foreign Policy. The document is seen as the UK's biggest strategic shake-up since the Cold War era. The highlights of the document include: threats facing the UK, a tilt toward the Indo-Pacific, increasing the nuclear stockpile, and plans to send troops across longer distances for more extended periods. There is a greater emphasis on science and technology, especially in the aftermath of the COVID crisis. This is the first document that shows the UK's step forward outside of the EU. 

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