There has been much talk about the value, or lack thereof, of dialogue with Russia. But with Western relations with Russia at an all time low, there is a pressing need for new forms of creative dialogue through which to engage with Moscow.
China is playing a positive role in Afghanistan, but needs to take a greater ownership and direction of the potential peace process. As a partner with positive relations in both Kabul and Islamabad, Beijing is well placed to play this role.
Climate change represents a new type of national security threat, requiring innovative institutional arrangements and unprecedented levels of international co-operation. The UK’s National Security Strategy sets out a bold plan to deal comprehensively with these challenges.