The March 2008 Lecture: ‘British Security Policy: New Environment, Old Problems’

Professor Michael Clarke and Michael Ancram MP

Professor Michael Clarke and Michael Ancram MP

In a fascinating lecture on 10th March 2008, Professor Michael Clarke, Director of RUSI analysed the new environment in which British security policy must be formulated. He believes that we are presently in a transitional period between two international systems: the old security architecture of the Cold War world is no longer fit for purpose, yet the new international system is far less favourable to Britain’s interests – the dominance of the ‘anglo-sphere’ is waning. In his view, the major challenge we face is working out how to be ‘an actor who can cope with globalisation’ in order to play to our strengths and to navigate successfully this new security landscape.

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