Rather than grandstanding as a global military power, Britain must respond to direct threats.
Announced to fanfare last December, the government’s sweeping review of security, defence and foreign policy was put on hold in April – for the obvious reason that Covid-19 changes everything. In the meantime, the People’s Republic of China has “changed everything” all over again, by ripping up Hong Kong’s legal freedoms.
The US has responded with a fundamental re-evaluation of its relationship with China, abandoning the assumption that there is mutual interest in its current development path and declaring itself to be “in a strategic …read more
Source:: New Statesman