British Foreign Policy Group

The British Foreign Policy Group (BFPG) is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to advancing the UK’s global influence, at a crucial time in the nation’s modern history. Our core objective is to bridge the link between the domestic and international spheres – recognising that Britain’s foreign policy choices are shaped by our social landscape at home, and the social, economic and political constraints of both our allies and strategic rivals. BFPG works as the connective tissue between the UK’s policy-makers, businesses, institutions, and the public opinion of ordinary citizens, to promote the connectivity and understanding needed to underpin Britain’s national resilience and global leadership in the 21st Century.


Latest reports

Sanctions and patient diplomacy: having it all or just a diversion?

This report from UK think tank BFPG looks at the impact on security and prosperity objectives by Russian sanctions. The British Foreign Policy Group’s latest report finds that sanctions against Russia have led to a significant degree of trade diversion, are contributing to a splintering of previously globalised trade routes, into Eastern- and Western-dominated routes,...

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2023 annual survey of UK public opinion on foreign policy and Global Britain

This report from UK think tank the BFPG looks at the key trends in public perceptions of the UK’s international activity. The British Foreign Policy Group’s annual surveys of UK public opinion on foreign policy chart the key trends in public perceptions of the UK’s international activity, as Britons respond to an increasingly turbulent geopolitical...

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The future of UK soft power: building a strategic framework

This report from UK think tank the BFPG looks at an increasingly competitive international arena. The UK Soft Power Group (UKSPG), a group of the UK’s leading soft power organisations, co-convened by the British Foreign Policy Group and the British Council, has released The Future of UK Soft Power: Building a Strategic Framework.  The UK’s...

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UK Plc and supply chain cyber security: where in the world is my data?

This report from UK think tank the BFPG looks at the role of the UK government and businesses in supply chain cybersecurity. As hardware and software supply chains and their mapping become ever more complex, and digital technology procurement becomes an ever more pressing foreign policy issue, BFPG’s latest paper explores the role of the...

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Rare earths

This report from UK think tank the BFPG looks at the case for closer trading relations between the UK and Vietnam. In the current context, where China is seen by the UK government as an ‘epoch-defining challenge’ there are clear reasons for working with other powers in the region to reduce the UK’s supply chain...

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Upcoming events

28 May 2024

Location: BFPG 23 Grafton Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4EY

Think tank: British Foreign Policy Group

Shifting European landscapes: how the EU elections will shape UK foreign policy

This event hosted by UK think tank the British Foreign Policy Group will discuss how the EU elections will shape UK foreign policy. The British Foreign Policy Group is delighted to bring together a panel of leading European and UK foreign policy experts to explore the key issues that could determine the outcome of the...