Britain’s global future

Launched on 12th July, ResPublica’s new report Britain’s Global Future: Harnessing the soft power capital of UK institutions provides a timely reflection on the UK’s international engagement and how to ensure Britain’s voice continues to be heard as we face the global challenges of our time.  The UK’s decision to leave the European Union will have major consequences for our foreign policy and our place in world affairs. In this context, the concept of soft power – the influence a country can command on the world stage without relying on economic or military strength – is more relevant than ever. To increase the UK’s authority on the world stage, and ensure we remain at the forefront of discussions on issues such as security or migration, will require not only new trade deals but also a focus on our cultural links with other nations and a heightened awareness of how Britain is perceived overseas.

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