Labour's foreign policy in the twenty-first century

Rhiannon Vickers

in The Labour Party and the World

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780719067464
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781703243 | DOI:
Labour's foreign policy in the twenty-first century

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This chapter examines the foreign policy of the Labour Party in the twenty-first century. It describes Great Britain's role in the war on terror, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the way in which Tony Blair staked his legacy on the way that his government responded to a disordered world. The chapter contrasts Blair's strategy with Gordon Brown's more risk-averse approach to foreign affairs, and suggests that one of the defining features of Brown's approach to foreign policy was that he tended to say very little about it.

Keywords: foreign policy; Labour Party; Great Britain; war on terror; invasions; Tony Blair; Gordon Brown; foreign affairs

Chapter.  13457 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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