In search of Global Britain

The Integrated Review lays out a vision for the UK’s role in the world – how does look like & how does the EU fit into the picture?

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The British government has outlined an overhaul of the UK’s foreign and defence policies. The Integrated Review of the UK’s Defence, Security, Development and Foreign Policy, published this week, lays out a vision for the country’s role in the world over the next decade. Host Mark Leonard is talking to Jo Johnson, a former Member of the British Parliament between 2010 and 2019 who held key ministerial offices in each of the last three Conservative governments, attending Cabinet as Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation. Together, they discuss the proposed Indo-Pacific tilt and the UK means by sovereignty in the context of the review. But most importantly, how does continental Europe fit into all of this?

This podcast was recorded on 18 March 2021.

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