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in mass migration; and the illegal trafficking of drugs and people represent some of the many challenges to the principle of non-interference, and as such to the very bases upon which East Asia has built its networks of relations since 1945. This chapter proposes that the potential for a shift in the regional approach to security lies precisely in these areas of interest, and

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific

terms of advancing UK national interests. ‘What happens in Somalia’, Cameron said, ‘if it’s a good outcome, it’s good for Britain, it means less terrorism, less migration, less piracy; ditto South Sudan’ (Mason, 2015 ). Moreover, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, stated in 2016 that ‘it’s part of our effort to tackle the instability that leads to mass migration and terrorism. It will help keep Britain safe while improving lives abroad’ (Ministry of Defence, 2016b ). Terrorism also plays a significant role in the UK Government’s justification for the deployment of up

in Britain and Africa in the twenty-first century
The Conservative Party and Africa from opposition to government

had made between UK aid and humanitarian assistance overseas, and ‘reducing the pressures of mass migration’ (Patel, 2016 ). It also highlighted Britain’s leadership role in development, citing the Ebola response as a case where ‘it fell to the UK, the USA and others to grip the situation’ ( ibid .). The second bilateral aid review, delayed and later finalised by Patel following her appointment, signalled an intention to focus on Africa’s ‘arc of instability’, and the promotion of private sector investment (Department for International

in Britain and Africa in the twenty-first century
Andrew Williams

not seen as being threatened by the war in the former Yugoslavia or the genocide in Rwanda or, now, Algeria. The only possible problem might be the mass migration that such conflicts inevitably produce, but even this is seen as a wider problem of economic migration away from post-communist regimes. There is a culture of contentment that we, in the rest of Europe, will escape unscathed, and little evidence of the doctrine of the ‘good neighbour’ except in the most elementary human form of tea and sympathy. It has to be concluded that while Spain was seen as the

in Failed imagination?