November 30, 2018
By Edward Elliott; Dr. Thomas Mills
The latest British Foreign Policy Group report, “Revitalising UK-Latin America Engagement post-Brexit”, provides an extensive analysis of the UK’s foreign policy towards Latin America since 2010. In 2010, the UK announced a shift towards greater engagement with the region, called the Canning Agenda. This paper by Edward Elliott and Dr Thomas Mills highlights the successes and failures of the Canning Agenda in light of the 2018 G20 summit in Argentina, and the changes and impacts on UK foreign policy caused by Brexit. It builds on this analysis to provide innovative policy solutions for how best to maximise future engagement with a region that offers a great deal of potential to the UK, but is often ignored. The foreword to this paper is written by Joanna Crellin, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner and Sao Paulo Consul-General.