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Truss must ensure Britain remains a global leader in development, as well as in defence and diplomacy.
Truss says her “vision is to strengthen our economic and security ties in order to build a network of liberty around the world.”
Garvan Walshe: Germany’s new government may get tougher on Russia and China. Which would suit ours. But there’s a snag.
Ministers must grasp that this new one will be even more disposed to conduct its foreign policy through the EU.
Tim Montgomerie: Lessons for ideology-free Johnson – and the Conservatives – in ideology-free Merkel’s legacy. And her party’s fate.
Political popularity appears to be broad and sustained but, when eventually it is exhausted, the falling away of support is dramatic.
One of the major question marks against Brexit was whether it would see the UK lose its influence over global affairs. This alliance suggests no.
Jon Moynihan and Christopher Howarth: Now Truss should deploy Britain’s Brexit dividend – all the way from aid to trade
Anti-corruption and cementing new treaties should take precedence over softer fashionable favourites.
There are many areas, not least small boats in the Channel, where the UK needs a strong working relationship with France.
Olivier Guitta: Biden’s decision to snub France will weaken, not embolden, the U.S. in its dealings with China
The AUKUS alliance will merely push away France, which has been one of the most sanguine countries to oppose China’s influence.
Putin’s Russia is closer to home – remember the Salisbury attack – and Islamist extremism is already here.
Terry Barnes: The significance of this new U.S-UK-Australia security pact – and Johnson’s tilt to the Indo-Pacific
The deal sends a starkly clear message to China – and will reassure India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan that their security interests are also British interests.
Benedict Rogers: How Parliament, and Tower Hamlets Council, are leading the way on standing up to China
For too long, Xi Jinping’s regime has tried to lean on British institutions. At last, with or without the Government, they’re fighting back.
In tandem with countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France, we should consider a stronger humanitarian-orientated alliance which has teeth.
Lettice Bromovsky: Now that the UK has a firm place within the ASEAN bloc, it must stand up to China’s aggressive antics
A unified approach against this authoritarian power is the only way to combat Chinese influence and expansion.
David Lidington: There’s no alternative to our American alliance. But we also need a new strategic relationship with our European allies.
A lot can be done through NATO structures like the Northern Group that brings together its members and partner countries.