GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

Playing to its Strengths: Rethinking the UK’s Role in a Changing World


In this 2010 report, author Robin Niblett argues that the United Kingdom possesses the strengths that give it the potential to influence the international context in ways that advance its national interest during the next decade.  Chatham House’s project on ‘Rethinking the UK’s International Ambitions and Choices’, which this paper introduces, arose from the concern that popular indifference to international affairs, combined with the government’s need to make severe budgetary cuts, could prevent the country from undertaking the necessary strategic reassessment of the long-term risks and opportunities that it faces.