A brave new Britain? The future of the UK’s international policy Contents



1 The challenge

2 The UK’s response

Regional prioritisation

Trade and the influence of the UK

Mediation, conflict resolution, and atrocity prevention

The ‘soft power’ of the UK

Defending and reforming the rules-based international system

Nimble networks of like-minded nations

Existential threats: climate change and global health security

Opening opportunities in frontier spaces: cyberspace and outer space

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1: Analysis of FCDO resources by the House of Commons Scrutiny Unit

Annex 2: Findings from an international survey by the British Council in partnership with the Foreign Affairs Committee

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 22 October 2020