UK ‘International Defence Engagement Strategy’

9 Feb

“The implementation of this strategy will ensure closer working between MOD and FCO, and across government, and ensure the allocation of non-operational defence assets and activities takes proper account of wider government objectives. This will be secured through the joint FCO-MOD governance mechanism. “This strategy implements the goals of the National Security Strategy and Strategic […]

Out of 10: Scoring the objectives of the head of the FCO

5 Feb

The Cabinet Office recently published the objectives of the Permanent Secretaries of all the main UK departments for the first time.  They made for interesting reading, in particular those of the FCO’s Permanent Under Secretary, Simon Fraser.   It didn’t provoke in this ‘arm-chair auditor’ a desire to measure the PUS’ performance against his objectives.  It […]

Democratic Strategy – The European Union Narrative

29 Jan

CFR’s top risks for the US – an example of potential benefits of US/UK exchanges on national security

25 Jan

Get involved in Measuring the Impact of eInclusion Actors in Europe #MIREIA

24 Jan

‘GOODBYE 2012′ – NHJ Strategic December Security Memo

15 Jan


Google Hangout: Academics Stand Against Poverty

3 Jan

The US elections – Throwing My Hat in the Ring (not mine, his!)

8 Oct

    Funny post from Gene Steuerle of the Urban Institute, former deputy assistant secretary of the US Treasury.  Despairing and exercised in equal measures. My fellow Americans. Grave issues face this country. This year is unlike any other year.  After listening to the Presidential candidates debate, I’ve decided to give Americans a real choice for […]