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25 11, 2021

Protectionism: how the EU palms-off the competition at our expense

As We See It, Trade & Economy|

By Brian Monteith – 5 minute read A CONSTANT REFRAIN in the EU referendum was how important it was for our farmers to be in the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy and the Customs Union. Take a step back for a minute and imagine then what that means for countries that have no place inside the EU because [...]

1 09, 2021

World domination by China need not be inevitable

As We See It, Culture, Defence & Security, Trade & Economy|

By Ewen Stewart – 5 minute read MUCH has been written about the symbolism of the fall of Kabul. The perception seems to be growing that a mediaeval army has overcome American power (and by association that of the West generally) and shown it has no clothes. China and others will thus conclude the age of [...]

19 08, 2021

Inside China’s Silk Road glove is an iron fist

As We See It, Defence & Security, Education, Health, Trade & Economy|

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 [...]

19 08, 2021

Abandoning Afghanistan could and should have been avoided

As We See It, Defence & Security|

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 [...]

5 11, 2020

New defence review 2020 paper published

As We See It, Latest News & Events|

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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