Does Britain really want to be a bit player on the world stage?
The UK has long maintained an active role in world politics. Particularly following the post-war Western order, through its permanent membership of the UN Security Council, its membership to NATO, G20, and the G7, it achieved a strong global presence.
Recently, however, economic outcomes and political decisions have gradually rendered the British increasingly insular. Inefficient military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the recent vote to leave the European Union have proven costly in international relations; while internal party conflicts combined with the sovereign debt crisis have suffocated any chance of the UK developing a coherent foreign policy strategy.
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