Issue Briefs

Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates

An overview of the role played by British Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates.Read More
Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands

An overview of the Falkland Islands, and the associated dispute about their sovereignty.Read More

Foreign Aid

An overview of the UK's current foreign aid provision, its history, the current level of provision, international comparisons, and the current political debate around the 0.7% of GDP funding level. Read More


An overview of the constitutional position of Gibraltar, and how the status of the Rock has changed post Brexit.Read More


An overview of MI6, its operations, its new green agenda, its history, and the controversies that have surrounding the organisation in the past.Read More


An overview of the NATO alliance, covering its operation, history, and debates over funding and reform.Read More
North Korean

North Korea

An overview of the North Korea nuclear weapons issue, its history, the debate around the effectiveness of UN sanctions, and the approaches taken towards the Kim Jong Un regime.Read More
Nuclear deterrent

Nuclear Deterrence

An overview of nuclear deterrence theory, the history of nuclear weapons in the UK, current agreements on non proliferation, and the arguments made for and against retaining nuclear warheads.Read More
Wealth held offshore could cancel developing world debt

Third world debt

An overview of the issue of third world debt, what are the current levels, and what approaches are being suggested in relation to Third World debt.Read More


An overview of the UK's policy towards military veterans, the issues faced, the aims of the armed forces covenant, and the related policy debate.Read More

Yemen Crisis

An overview of the situation in Yemen, the origins of the current war, the humanitarian crisis, and British policy on Yemen.Read More