Defence and international affairs (Commons Library briefings)

Really useful selection of Commons Library research briefings for a general debate on defence and international affairs in the Commons Chamber on 24 January 2024.

Topics covered:

  • Middle East: Houthis, Yemen, Israel, Hamas, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Iran
  • Ukraine
  • Africa – notable how BIG Africa is and how few reports there are on it here
  • Asia: Taiwan and China
  • Defence: disruptive technologies, undersea infrastructure, parliamentary approval for military action
  • Armed forces
  • Arms exports
  • AUKUS submarine
  • Nuclear weapons, including the Iran nuclear deal and UK deterrent
  • International development, including aid spend reductions
  • International organisations: how the UN works and UK’s role
  • Rwanda
  • Pandemics
  • And finally: space!