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Can Britain still do geopolitical strategy?

The world is changing but Britain still has an important role to play

By Robert Fry  

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt recently laid out his stall to the Policy Exchange think tank in London. When pressed with questions about national priorities he responded that the aim was “to be strategic.” So far, so good but after the wars of 9/11and the challenge of Brexit, do we still have the national vocation for strategy that once seemed our birthright? In particular, can we pull off the difficult trick of combining the hard and soft instruments of national power…

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