Foreign Affairs & Security Policy

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
 With the election of Donald Trump in America, it seems the West is turning more and more towards a multilateral view of its relations with other powers.Although this important difference between Trump and his Democrat opponent was not the most...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
 Read the original article at John Redwood's DiaryDear President electCongratulations on your election. As one of the few UK and European politicians who did not seek to interfere in the US election or seek to regale a little interested world...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
 Ben Harris-Quinney argues for a new way of thinking about foreign affairsThere is a common assumption that policy makers today have a more enlightened, more insightful understanding of the world than their predecessors.It is seen as backward,...
Thursday, November 10, 2016
 What would you say if you found out that UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization – decided to deny the relationship between the Catholic Church and the Vatican or the relationship between Islam and Mecca? You...
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
 Benedict Rogers suggests ways the Conservatives can put religious freedom – including the right to disbelieve - at the heart of foreign policyScenes of Christians and Yazidis fleeing Iraq have illustrated stark and graphic headlines in recent...
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
 Another day goes by and another western decadent journalist rumbles the plot. Yes it's true: we're completely riddled with Russian spies here at the Bow Group. When you see a conservative enjoying vodka at some bar, be very suspicious. When he...
Monday, October 31, 2016
 The price must be right before Britain intervenes abroad, argues Nabil NajjarThe realities of global conflict are shifting – now more so than ever – and the threats we face as a nation have become simultaneously greater in number, yet harder...
Monday, October 17, 2016
 Theresa May and Michael Fallon have confirmed that Britain will derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in future conflicts; protecting members of the Armed Forces from “spurious” legal claims, putting money back into...
Friday, September 30, 2016
 Read the original article at ConservativeHomeI’m forever being asked whether I have any regrets or worries about Brexit. Regrets? None: Britain is on the way to becoming a freer, wealthier and more global nation. Worries? Only one: we could,...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
 Following a parliamentary report which criticises both Britain and France's intervention in Libya, the Bow Group reflects on discussions from its recent 'Brexit: What Next For Britain?' policy debate on foreign affairs for Britain's...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
 It interferes with your daily life much more than you think, explains Rory Broomfield. Britain must get out.The EU has a bad reputation at the international level. It is often thought of as a set of institutions based in Brussels and...
Thursday, August 18, 2016
 As the policy challenges brought forward by Brexit loom, representatives and citizens in Northern Ireland have begun to call attention to the importance of the soft border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to the economic...
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
 Following the vote to leave the European Union and the appointment of a new Conservative Government, the Bow Group reflects on its past foreign policy suggestions with the aspiration that they will influence future strategic thinking and...
Monday, August 1, 2016
 Winston Churchill envisioned British foreign policy after the Second World War within three interlinked circles of the Commonwealth, the United States and Europe. What, then, does Brexit mean for Britain’s role in the world?The three circles...
Sunday, July 31, 2016
 Ben Harris-Quinney argues for a new way of thinking about foreign affairsThere is a common assumption that policy makers today have a more enlightened, more insightful understanding of the world than their predecessors.It is seen as backward,...
Friday, July 15, 2016
 The 2010 Arab Spring ushered in a monumental shift towards a preference for democratisation in the Middle East, posing challenges to the established authoritarian regimes.The rise of Arab news channel, Al-Jazeera, played a major role in both...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
 The Bow Group wishes to thank all who attended our joint event with the Israeli Embassy in London on 'The Future of British-Israeli Relations', providing a forum to discuss how Brexit and threats in the Middle East affect bi-lateral relations...
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
 We must focus on reforming the EU and rebuilding our defence capabilities, explains Gerald HowarthAs we embark on this exciting opportunity to shape the future of our country, there is merit in reflecting on the past to help guide our passage...
Saturday, February 27, 2016
 John Redwood on the EU’s failure to cope with the influx of Syrian refugeesThe EU’s border and migration administration reveals a dithering, divided policy. In recent weeks we have seen Hungary try to keep migrants out of the EU altogether,...
Friday, February 26, 2016
 James Gray considers the lack of a British ‘Grand Strategy’That Defence of the Realm is the first duty of any Government is a bit of a Conservative truism. Nothing worth happening can happen unless we get defence right. Without defence we...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
 Conservatives must remain vigilant, warns David Davis, even if the Opposition are a farceThe forces of Conservatism appear to be rampant. The problem with appearances is that they can be misleading. An election victory that was unexpected to...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Read the full article on lifezetteThe European Union may be headed toward collapse as nations begin to withdraw from the Schengen Agreement — the treaty that abolished internal European borders — under the strain of the Muslim migrant onslaught....
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
A report released today calls for a diplomatic offensive on Russia in a bid to arrest the implosion of Ukraine, and estimates the potential cost of sanctions against Russia to the West as being over $700bn.Russia must be involved in negotiating a...
Friday, July 31, 2015
 The Bow Group, the UK’s oldest conservative supporting think-tank, today calls on the Government to re-think the way in which the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) is to be developed, in favour of an extended...
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
IS operates significantly differently from all other terrorist groups that came before it and exist today, and in particular, its forebear, Al Qaeda.The resources enjoyed by IS are the consequence of a successful seizure of land across two countries...

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