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.”
“Geopolitical competition will look less like a cold war and more like a constant barrage of violent episodes, low-threshold probes of Western readiness, and strategic deception and obfuscation of targets and intentions.”