June 27, 2014

Drifting Britain Needs a Foreign Policy

Philip Stephens, Financial Times

The Associated Press

Britain is an island that has lost its moorings. What it needs is a foreign policy. Not another vainglorious attempt to reclaim lost grandeur, but a measured strategy to mark out its place in a different world. Britain’s national interests are international and, for all the tumultuous shifts in the global order, it still has something useful to say. Instead it has chosen drift.

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