Britain and China lock horns at home and abroad
The West’s failure in Afghanistan will haunt us for years
Poor messaging risks losing the war that matters
China’s tentacles reach from Budapest to Cambridge University
In the wake of Brexit and the covid-19 pandemic, the United Kingdom has laid out an ambitious and future-focused strategy
In this issue: Diplomacy bubbles; Sino-British ties freeze; Germany wakes up (a bit).
Lithuania derails the 17+1 summit, Beijing bets on vaccines and Britain wakes up to spies and lies.
The challenges ahead to unity are real. But Scottish independence and Irish unification aren’t foregone conclusions.
“Chaos strategy through hybrid, multi-vector warfare is here to stay.”
“Russia’s main strategic priority for the U.K. can be summarized as cultivating an atmosphere conducive to increasing Russia’s influence there — whether in absolute or relative terms.”