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Armed Conflict: Foreign Relations

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL7930, tabled on 25 April 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop long-term strategies for preventing wars, both between states and within them; and how they will link any such strategies to (1) defence policy, and (2) the need to limit global warming.

Answered on

28 April 2022

The 2021 Integrated Review set out the Government's current assessment of the major trends that will shape the national security and international environment to 2030. The Integrated Review reasserts the Government's commitment to be a force for good in the world and outlines how the UK will continue to play a leading international role in conflict resolution and prevention. The Integrated Review also committed to seek multilateral solutions to climate change.

In line with the overarching objectives set out in the Integrated Review, the Government has published sub-strategies to deliver the Government's vision for defence and security policy.

The 2021 Defence Command Paper outlines how the Integrated Review aligns with defence policy. The Command Paper, along with departmental sub-strategies, will continue to be reviewed in line with the agile planning and delivery mechanisms developed following the Integrated Review.