Integrated Review refreshed for 2023

March 14, 2023

The Integrated Review Refresh 2023 updates the government’s security, defence, development and foreign policy priorities to reflect changes in the global context since Integrated Review 2021.

The 2021 Integrated Review (IR2021) provided a comprehensive articulation of the UK’s national security and international policy in the context of a world moving towards greater competition and multipolarity. In the two years since its publication, that transition has happened more quickly and definitively than anticipated. The 2023 Integrated Review Refresh (IR2023) responds to a more contested and volatile world.

The broad direction set by IR2021 remains right, and IR2023 maintains significant continuity across most policy. But in a few areas, the UK’s policy has evolved in the last two years, or needs to be updated to reflect key changes in the global context, including but not limited to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

To download a copy of IR2023 as a PDF, click HERE.

To read the HTML version of IR2023, click HERE.