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What kind of foreign policy can we expect from Gordon Brown as prime minister?

By David Mepham   July 2006

If Gordon Brown becomes the next prime minister, what would this mean for Britain’s foreign policy? Over nine years as chancellor, he has rarely spoken out on foreign affairs. And despite recent speeches on Britishness, national security and climate change, it is far from clear what Brown really thinks about the wider global policy agenda.

A qualified exception to this is Africa. We know that Brown is committed to tackling poverty on the continent, and has backed this commitment with significant extra money. Even on Africa, however, there is a lot that we don’t know. Brown is comfortable talking about…

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