Foreign Affairs & Security Policy

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
To many in Europe it would seem impossible to say any more that has not already been said about the relationship between the continent and the British Isles, in the context of the European Union.David Cameron’s keynote speech today, and the...
Thursday, November 8, 2012
 It may have been the most cited figure in the US Presidential election race; the US national debt currently stands at $16.3 trillion.The debt accumulated under Barack Obama’s first term is not just the greatest amount of national debt...
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Twenty years ago this year, the Conference was reeling from the shock of ejection from the Exchange Rate Mechanism, and teetering on the abyss of the splits over the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty. Are we about to find out that the...
Saturday, September 29, 2012
There is usually a time lag in politics. Pundits carry on citing obsolete statistics for years. Even when they catch up with the facts, they are slow to adjust their world-view to them.How often, for example, do you hear politicians and journalists...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
News of Esperanza Aguirre's resignation reached political circles in London minutes after he announcement, and was greeted with much the same shock and bewilderment as experienced in Spain, following a truly bizarre day in Iberian politics.At the...
Monday, August 6, 2012
A catalogue of events in the early 21st century have ensured that national security is, and will remain, at the top of the political and news agenda. The Coalition Government rightly therefore made reform to COBRA and the National Security Executive...
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Against the backdrop of concerns over Olympics security, a major report launched today, published by the Bow Group and produced by Dr. James D. Boys, the Bow Group's Research Fellow for Transatlantic Affairs and a Visiting Senior Research...
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Argentina is a nation with renewed economic might, in a Latin America that is finally showing signs of economic and political development that could herald its eventual and long awaited cooption into the developed world. Yet just 300 miles from the...
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The latest in a seemingly endless series of state by state elections to select a Republican Presidential candidate occurred in the United States on Tuesday night. The voting from the three states provided some remarkable outcomes, two clear losers...
Saturday, January 21, 2012
-The Argentine government has demanded renewed talks about the islands, which Argentina calls Las Malvinas. ¿Is this a provocation or the right decision?The issue of the ownership of the Falkland Islands is one that has been resolved in bitter...
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The victory of the Partido Popular in the 20N Spanish general elections is good news for Spain, good news for Europe and good news for the UK......in theory. The Spanish economy needs emergency attention from responsible government and the...
Monday, November 21, 2011
After 7 years of government the PSOE have been swept from power in Spain, but the greatest challenge for the opposition Partido Popular, perhaps in the history of the party, has only begun.Mariano Rajoy begins the Presidency facing the record...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Remembrance weekend is always a time where the issues faced by our service men and women come to the forefront of political debate.This year’s remembrance day also marks a significant year for the future of our armed forces, and a crossroads from...
Sunday, November 13, 2011
At Prime Minister's Questions earlier this week, two backbench Conservative MPs asked David Cameron to condemn FIFA's attempt to stop the English and Welsh national football teams from wearing poppies on their shirts during international...
Saturday, November 12, 2011
When journalist Micah Zenko attended a conference on U.S. foreign policy, he was surprised by the lack of women in the room. And being the journalist he is, he decided to research the facts on females in foreign policy. The results? So striking that...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
In September 2011 I published a paper with the Bow Group entitled The Eurozone and Germany - Crisis and Opportunity - Understanding Europe’s greatest power. Since its publication the eurozone has descended to a new level of crisis, and the...
Monday, September 19, 2011
Whoever controls Berlin controls Germany, and whoever controls Germany controls Europe were among the most famous, and perhaps most useful, words of Karl Marx. In 1904 Halford Mackinder put forward a theory that the geographic pivot of history runs...
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Chris White MP explains how the Coalition will deliver fairness in International Development.   The full article can be downloaded below.   The Bow Group's Foreign Affairs event with Rt Hon Alan Duncan MP, Minister of...
Monday, January 31, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Stuart Carroll, Chairman of the Bow Group Health Policy Committee, sets out the latest developments in defence policy. Download the full article below.

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