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UK Options in the South Atlantic

  • RUSI - Royal United Services Institute 61 Whitehall London, England, SW1A 2ET United Kingdom (map)

The Brazil Institute invites you to the South Atlantic Security: Actors, Interests & Strategies Conference's Panel 3 with Dr. Martin Robson.


Following the UK BREXIT vote there will be renewed desire and pressure for the UK to look to non-European parts of the globe for enhanced economic interaction which will inevitably also involve political discourse. The South Atlantic has long been on the agenda for the UK, albeit further down the list of priorities than other regions, and the UK has long standing interests and commitments in the region. This paper will assess UK interests in the South Atlantic, what future roles will the UK play in this important region and what relationships with the regional stakeholders may look like to allow the UK to achieve its national interests.



Dr. Martin Robson is a Lecturer in Strategic Studies at the Strategy and Security Institute, University of Exeter. He specialises in the utility of history for contemporary application. His research focuses on the formulation and implementation of British policy and grand strategy. His historical work encompasses numerous aspects of eighteenth and nineteenth century naval and military history in a global context including aspects of seapower, joint operations and economic warfare. His contemporary work focuses upon UK defence debates with particular reference to the South Atlantic and Latin America.

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