Britain has got too much Previous to play fast and loose with international law, by @MikeClarke2020s

The idea that Britain is contemplating breaking international law in the Internal Market Bill is not as much of an outlier as many people think. When it comes to international law, Britain is beginning to look like a serial petty offender with quite a lot of Previous. If the last three governments have got short …

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Tipping Point review: Foreign Affairs

The following book review by Andrew Moravcsik features in the September/October 2020 edition of Foreign Affairs and can be accessed here. Two London-based policy analysts study the challenges and opportunities facing British foreign policy. On challenges, they recycle clichés: the world is materially better but people remain dissatisfied, inequality and xenophobia threaten liberal democracy, globalization …

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British Army Considers A Future Without Tanks

Michael Clarke, professor of defence studies at King's College London, notes: "The emphasis on the heavy metal of military forces is seen as a shibboleth of old thinking in an era that is fast disappearing for everyone - except the super power." The full article by BBC Defence Correspondent Jonathan Beale can be found here.

UK and Switzerland: new bilateral security deal ahead

UK and EU police information-sharing is at a dangerous juncture. Yet a small but significant silver-lining could be the UK-Swiss security deal negotiations currently underway. Helen Ramscar The Schengen Information System (SIS) is the most widely used real-time data sharing system in Europe for security and border management, with some 79 million pieces of information …

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Vaccine Nationalism: The Ugly Face of Science and Politics. By @HelenRamscar

Now Russia, Iran and North Korea have joined the vaccine race, the stakes are higher still for all of us. The latest piece on vaccine nationalism and diplomacy by Helen Ramscar can be found here on RUSI's website. 'The race to produce the first vaccine for coronavirus is a deeply political one, and it is …

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