Regardless of Brexit, Britain must escape Europe’s decline with a maritime commitment to Asia

Posted Posted in Asia, Brexit, Defence, Policy, Royal Navy

With EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier reportedly driving a hard bargain, Brexit will likely consume Westminster’s attention for some time, leave hard feelings on both sides of the Channel and trigger Britain’s geopolitical drift away from the Continent with no clear political and geographic aim in sight to date. That aim should be Asia with its steep […]

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The UK resurgence East of Suez

Posted Posted in Asia, Policy

Without question the UK withdrawing from the EU will fundamentally impact UK foreign, defence and economic policy. The question is, now that the UK has broken away from the EU how will this policy shift manifest itself? Well it is quickly looking like a pivot to the East, the UK is looking to reassert itself […]

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Is the Royal Navy ready for Brexit?

Posted Posted in Brexit, Defence

Brexit is propelling the United Kingdom like a torpedo out into uncharted waters. The world, as most would agree is an increasingly unstable place. Smouldering conflicts in the Middle East, Russian expansionism, China’s imperial ambitions in the South China Sea and elsewhere; coupled with President Trump’s America First doctrine, we could see a myriad of […]