Jonathan Gilmore

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    British foreign policy and the 2015 general election: Consensus on the continuity of a confused vision

British foreign policy and the 2015 general election: Consensus on the continuity of a confused vision

In place of a unifying foreign policy strategy or agenda, the main parties head into the general election with little to differentiate them and with little sense of long-term vision, writes Jonathan Gilmore. The main parties seem united in seeing an expanding horizon for a prosperous, globally influential Britain – a responsible, humane and internationalist power – but one which […]

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    The Good International Citizenship framework can be used to build an ethically-minded UK foreign policy

The Good International Citizenship framework can be used to build an ethically-minded UK foreign policy

The New Labour government committed to including an ethical dimension in UK foreign policy, but was criticised for failing to meet the standards it set out to achieve. In many ways the coalition government has sought to maintain New Labour’s commitment but has faced similar tensions. Jonathan Gilmore argues that foreign policy should reflect a balance between the government’s responsibilities to the […]