Middle East stability and security discussed by Committee
2 November 2016
The International Relations Committee takes evidence from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the UK's strategic alliances in the Middle East, its soft power, and diplomatic resources.
- Parliament TV: Transformation of power in the Middle East and implications for UK policy
- Inquiry: Transformation of power in the Middle East and implications for UK policy
- International Relations Committee
Wednesday 2 November, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster
- Mr Neil Crompton, Director, Middle East and North Africa Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- How has UK foreign policy changed following the Arab Spring and how is it likely to adapt to further trends?
- Can you point to any significant projects across the MENA region that have recieved funding from the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund?
- Are the UK's traditional regional allainces with states such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia proving to be counterproductive to the UK's strategic objectives in the region?
- Should commercial interests continue to play such a prominent role on bilateral relations?
- What impact does the scale of UK arms trade in the region have on the Government's soft power objectives?
- What is the next phase of UK involvement in Iraq following the defeat of Daesh/ISIL?
- How does the government intend to take into account lessons learned, and failures identified, from the Chilcot report?