Global Trends

Global Trends

  • 16 December 2015

In his speech, William Hague, now Lord Hague of Richmond, will draw on his long experience as former UK Foreign Secretary and Leader of the British Conservative party. He will describe the major technological, political, demographic and diplomatic forces now driving increased volatility and instability in world affairs and what we should do about them.

In particular, he will comment on British and western policy towards the Gulf, including how he expects it to develop in the future. He will talk about the situation in Syria, and the changing attitudes in western capitals both towards military action and a possible political settlement.

As a minister who took part in the nuclear negotiations with Iran, Lord Hague will discuss the outlook for relations with Tehran and the outlook for any further reduction in tensions. And as a longstanding advocate of renewed attempts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict he will assess the chances of any significant progress in the coming years.

Lord Hague was a close colleague of Hillary Clinton and he will also give his views on the presidential election in the United States and the implications for the Middle East and foreign policy more broadly.

Beyond the immediate region he will talk about some of the key global issues, including the future of the European Union, western relations with China, and the evolution of Russian foreign policy.

Lord Hague will be happy to answer questions on any aspect of political and economic trends and events in the UK, the Middle East and globally.

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Wednesday 16 December 2015

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Wednesday 16 December 2015

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