RUSI JournalVolume 160Issue 3members only

Time to Recognise the Danger, Or: Whatever Happened to the China-Watchers?


Cuts to the UK’s foreign and defence budgets have imperilled the country’s ability to wield power and exercise influence strategically within the international arena

As policy-makers around the globe come to terms with an altogether more complicated international landscape, marked by the rise and increasing assertiveness of new powers and the growing importance of non-state actors, it is ever-more important that foreign policy is underpinned by robust strategic thinking. In this article, John Baron explores the costs of cuts to the Foreign Office and defence budgets, deploring the adverse effects not only on the UK’s hard and soft power,

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