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What is the Commonwealth?

The Commonwealth of Nations, also known as the Commonwealth, is a voluntary grouping of 54 countries, nearly all of which were formerly…

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What is the UK-US ‘Special Relationship’?

The ‘special relationship’ is a term used to refer to the close political, cultural and historic ties between UK and the USA….

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What is AUKUS?

AUKUS is a trilateral security partnership between the USA, UK and Australia to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines in the Indo-Pacific region….

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Which countries have nuclear warheads?

Nine countries have nuclear warheads: the USA, Russia, the UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea. These states possess a…

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What is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a UN body whose objective is to provide governments with the scientific information they…

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What is the Integrated Review?

The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy is a UK government policy paper, published in March 2021. It sets…

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What is the Paris Agreement?

The Paris Agreement was agreed at the 21st UN Climate Change Conference – COP21 – in Paris in 2015. It is a legally binding treaty…

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What is COP26?

The United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, otherwise known as ‘COP’, is an annual summit bringing together most of the nations of the world…

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What is the G20?

The G20 is a grouping of 20 countries: the G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, USA) and the EU plus Argentina,…

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What is the G7?

G7 stands for ‘Group of 7’ and is an informal association of seven of the world’s most powerful industrialised nations: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the USA. The EU also attends meetings but is not a full member.
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What is the Turing scheme? 

Named after the mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, the Turing Scheme is the UK Government’s new scheme to provide opportunities in education and placements in different locations across the world.  
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What is the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)?

The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea is a longstanding international treaty that sets out the basic rules for the use of the sea and marine resources.
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