The UK government has decided to merge the Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. RUSI’s Deputy Director-General analyses what this means for the UK’s future diplomacy and aid policies.
The coronavirus pandemic has put many of the central sources of the UK’s soft power on pause. These must be protected, and new opportunities should be seized, for the UK to remain a global leader in soft power.
The UK is currently going through a process of re-evaluating and rethinking some of its key approaches to managing terrorism offenders. Looking at Singapore’s model would be a good start for policymakers.