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So we know the @FCDOGovUK has to make tough choices. But the 80% cut of water sanitation and hygiene aid makes no sense on a number of levels. 🧵
1️⃣ It’s madness in the midst of a pandemic to cut coverage of a proven public health measure for combatting COVID, and for Ebola that has re-emerged in West Africa as @sallyhayd reports irishtimes.com/news/world/afr…
2️⃣ The Govt is reducing its ability to achieve one of its stated ambitions of ending preventable deaths esp maternal and child deaths. If it were serious it would listen to @HelenClarkNZ & @Laura_Ch cnn.com/2021/03/06/opi…
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1/12: Will the UK #integratedreview of security & #foreignpolicy really make a difference? It was billed as a radical reset after #Brexit & does contain important innovations. But there are many areas of continuity. A thread, now we’ve had time to digest..
2/12: #GlobalBritain hyperbole was inevitable. A “science superpower”, a “#softpower superpower”, “an independent country free to tread our own path”. But to be fair, beneath the froth lies serious thought to frame international & domestic priorities.
3/12: The #geopolitical analysis is sober. A tougher, more competitive world where China looms large & old certainties no longer apply. Yet the core prescription is familiar. British foreign policy with global reach, defending liberal democratic values, rule of law & trade.
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1|n Following the release of the UK's #IntegratedReview of its foreign & security policy, follow along below for a long thread with some key takeaways from the @ISS_RUSI team @Eurasia21cntry @AnisehBassiri @VeerleNouwens @VorotnyukMaryna @AadityaDave90:

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2|n @Eurasia21cntry: New International context: >realism <idealism. Up to 2030s the UK faces international context defined by greater geopol/geoecon shifts, systemic comp., state threats, rapid tech change, much more contested environ – moving toward a multipolar world
3|n Nature & distribution of global power is changing. Comp. to shape future int. order. UK shift from defending Rules Based Order - status quo no longer enough. Global positioning of UK now around building new int. order thru values/multilaterals + deterrence and hard power
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Having read through the #UK #IntegratedReview a few personal observations from a 🇩🇪 perspective, focusing on just a few key points - short thread
Very good to see how clearly the #IntegratedReview prioritizes #Europe & the #UK role via #NATO
Also good to see that cooperation with the #EU in the area of #security is specifically referenced.
The #IntegratedReview appropriately highlights #geopolitical & #geoeconomic shifts and the importance of the #IndoPacific while being realistic about what #UK #capabilities can achieve in that part of the world (emphasis on diplomacy & partnerships).
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On @BBCNewsnight, @maitlis asked @JamesCleverly if it is British govt policy to seek trade deals with countries that violate intn’l standards on human rights, as a leaked tape with @DominicRaab seen by @HuffPost reveals.

We’ll take that as a “Yes”, James!
In the recording, @DominicRaab says: “I squarely believe we ought to be trading liberally around the world. IF we restrict it to countries with ECHR-level standards of human rights, we’re not going to do many trade deals with growth markets of the future.’
So are these the “growth markets” for #GlobalBritain?

This apparent willingness to sacrifice human rights at the altar of trade fits a depressing pattern

Any trade that arises from or contributes to human rights violations can never be truly sustainable. amnesty.org.uk/press-releases…
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So how does #IntegratedReview see the EU?

Mainly as a problem that's been solved, and then as base from which to build wider international action by UK

Neither part of this looks that robust

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Johnson's foreword sets the tone: Brexit is done, so off we go!

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The 'PM's vision for 2030' reiterates how hunky-dory everything will be with the EU, rounded out by strong engagement in NATO

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We’ve just published the #IntegratedReview.

Here are some of the things it commits us to ⬇️

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🗨️ We will use our @G7 Presidency to push for more economic and political openness and for international cooperation to #BuildBackBetter from coronavirus.

#IntegratedReview

[2/7] Picture of PM Boris Johnson with G7 mug – with text of the
🌍 We will champion international action on the environment when we host @COP26, and ensure all UK development aid is aligned to the #ParisAgreement.

#IntegratedReview

[3/7] Picture of PM speaking at the COP26 launch. Text: In Novembe
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Hi @FCDOGovUK @10DowningStreet, there appears to be something missing from your #IntegratedReview, did you forget something?
PM spinning that he'll use the review to make a 'personal commitment' to restoring the 0.7% aid target doesn't cut it. The wording of the #IntegratedReview says it'll return 'when fiscal situation allows' - not a firm commitment, another promise to be broken
Even if he were to be believed, that's still a year at 0.5%. Hundreds of thousands of lives lost. Aid to Yemen and Syria cut by nearly 2/3.

It's not a necessary cut, and in any case it comes as they announce increasing spending on *more* nuclear weapons. #IntegratedReview
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1/9: The #UK government will soon publish its #IntegratedReview of defence, security, development & #ForeignPolicy. This is an important inflection point: we need a comprehensive, credible vision of the #GlobalBritain agenda after #Brexit. What to expect?.. a thread..
2/9: The #IntegratedReview will set principles to guide individual policies, advocating agile, global British reach in support of democratic values. Johnson’s strap-line is “#UK as a force for good”. But lofty principles will only be credible if hard, practical choices are made.
3/9: Much will be orthodox: supporting effective #multilateralism, rule of law, open #trade. I expect strong commitment to the #US relationship (whatever some say, #Biden is a godsend for Johnson) & lots about the fashionable but nebulous concept of an “#IndoPacific tilt”.
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[THREAD] At yesterday's @MunSecConf, #UK Prime Minister @BorisJohnson gave the best foreign speech of any European leader. What were his key points? gov.uk/government/spe… [1/6]
1. That the #UK is back. #GlobalBritain will play a leading role in upholding the defence of #Europe and deterring threats to global security. This includes overcoming the #Covid19 pandemic, which the UK is fighting with #COVAX and the revolutionary @AstraZeneca vaccine... [2/6]
2. That #EuroAtlantic democracies need to push back against declinism and gloom. That means ending babble about ‘#Westlessness’ (🙄) and ‘strategic autonomy’ and a more active defence of liberal democracy around the world... [3/6]
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