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    Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy

    A debate on the "Publication of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy" has been scheduled for Tuesday 9 February 2021 in the main House of Commons Chamber. The debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee and will be led by Tobias Ellwood MP and John Spellar MP.

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    Research Briefing

    Integrated Review 2021

    This landing page features a new series of Commons Library briefings on the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, and the subsequent Defence Command Paper, which were both published in March 2021.

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    Research Briefing

    Integrated Review 2021: Summary

    The Government published its Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy: Global Britain in a Competitive Age, on 16 March 2021. Billed as the biggest review of the UK's defence and security since the end of the Cold War, it sets out the UK's approach to the expected challenges of the next decade.

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    Research Briefing

    Global Britain and the Integrated Review in Parliament

    This paper provides links to Parliamentary activity on the topic of Global Britain and the Integrated Review. This includes ministerial statements and speeches, debates, select committee reports and Commons and Lords Library briefings.

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    Research Briefing

    Integrated Review 2021: emerging defence technologies

    The Government's Integrated Review and Defence Command Paper both placed an emphasis on new and emerging technologies, what have been referred to as "sunrise" capabilities. But will they come at the expense of more traditional warfighting capability?

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    Global human security

    A Westminster Hall debate on Global human security will take place on Tuesday 13 April from 11.25am until 12.55pm. The debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee after a representation from Wera Hobhouse MP

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    Research Briefing

    Integrated Review: International Development

    In March 2021, the UK Government published its Global Britain in a competitive age: Integrated review of security, development and foreign policy (hereafter “review”).

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    Impact on Anglo-Chinese relations following the AUKUS pact

    A Westminster Hall debate on the 'Impact on Anglo-Chinese relations following the AUKUS pact' has been scheduled for Wednesday 20 October 2021 from 9.30-11:00am. The debate has been initiated by Daniel Kawczynski MP.

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    Research Briefing

    Defence Command Paper 2021: Summary

    This paper summarises the key points of the Defence Command Paper 'Defence in a Competitive Age'.

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    Debate Pack

    Strength of the UK’s armed forces

    An Opposition Day debate on the strength of the UK’s armed forces has been scheduled for Wednesday 14 April 2021 in the House of Commons Chamber.

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    Debate Pack

    Global Britain

    A general debate on Global Britain has been scheduled for Monday 11 January 2021 in the Main Chamber

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    Insight

    Africa in 2022: Elections and transitions

    Which are the main elections to watch in Africa in 2022? After several coups, what are the prospects for peaceful transitions to civilian rule?

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    Research Briefing

    Reducing the UK’s aid spending in 2021

    For the first time since 2013, the UK will not meet the UN target of spending 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) on Official Development Assistance (ODA). This briefing sets out how UK aid spending compares to previous years, the Government’s objectives for UK aid, and what is known about the spending reduction’s impact on specific aid and humanitarian programmes and on countries.

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    Research Briefing

    Counter state threats legislation

    The Queen’s Speech in May 2021 announced a new bill to provide the security services with the tools they need to tackle the threat from hostile activity by states. The Government subsequently published a consultation on proposals for legislation to counter state threats which closed in July 2021. This briefing paper examines the background to these proposals and concerns about the implications for press freedom.

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    Research Briefing

    The AUKUS agreement

    The UK's new security partnership with Australia and the US reflects its foreign policy tilt to the Indo-Pacific. This paper looks at what the response has been and why it matters.

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