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In light of the recent publication of the Government’s National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 (NSS-SDSR) published on 23 November 2015, this short Library Note provides a brief summary of key points from the NSS-SDSR and of the Prime Minister Mr David Cameron’s statement on the review, in relation to the Governments strategy in supporting international security and stability. It also provides a short summary of the Government’s strategy for official development assistance, UK Aid: Tackling Global Challenges in the National Interest, which was also published on 23 November 2015. The Note summarises the debate which took place in the House of Commons following Mr Cameron’s statement on the NSS-SDSR, along with a selection of initial comment on the review, upon its publication. It concludes with a selection of further reading on matters relating to the United Kingdom’s role in supporting international security and stability more broadly.


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