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Inside China’s Silk Road glove is an iron fist

By Ewen Stewart – 5 minute read WAS PRESIDENT CLINTON right? He thought by enabling China to join the World Trade Organisation in 1999 they would cease their authoritarian ways and become more like us. By us he seemed to imply his version of ‘liberal democracy.’ 20-odd years later that confident prediction looks rather mistaken. At one level Clinton might [...]

Abandoning Afghanistan could and should have been avoided

By Brian Monteith – 7 minute read THE WEST’S abrupt and calamitous withdrawal from Afghanistan is, for British consumption at least, being compared to its rude awakening to its impotence that its Suez adventure provided in 1956. Actually, it is far worse than that. As anyone below seventy is unlikely to remember Suez, a comparison [...]

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Why we failed in Afghanistan

By Peter Young – 4 minute read THE DECISION by the Biden Administration to abandon Afghanistan is obviously foolish.  The reputation of the West as trustworthy and competent will be undermined. International terrorists focused on Jihad towards North America and Europe will once again use it as a base.  Afghan citizens will experience untold misery as the [...]

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For a truly Global Britain ‘Taking Back Control’ must go beyond the EU 

By Jayne Adye – 4 minute read  THE PHRASE ‘Take Back Control’ will go down as one of the most famous and influential campaign slogans in political history. Not only was it a call to action during the EU Referendum campaign, it summed up perfectly the thoughts of millions of Britons who had grown tired of [...]

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New defence review 2020 paper published

By Ewen Stewart, Director of Global Britain. Global Britain is pleased to publish a major paper by David Murrin Now or Never – UK Strategic Defence Review 2020. You can find the paper on our Reports page here. David Murrin's paper is a major contribution to the debate on Britain's future role in the world from [...]

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