Post-Brexit United Kingdom: Between The "Red Lines" Of Putin And Biden


The article discusses the strategic aspects of the UK's foreign policy after the referendum on leaving the European Union in 2016. It is argued that as a result of Brexit, which represented the seeking of the British political elite for a new role of the United Kingdom in the global security system and within the so-called "collective West", the country's foreign policy ambitions increased and contributed to decisive steps towards positioning itself as one of the key players in the Euro-Atlantic region. At the same time, the coming to power of the Joe Biden administration contributed to a strategic rethinking of transatlantic relations and a departure from the policy of unilateral actions of Donald Trump. The new strategic concept adopted in 2021 as part of the Integrated Review was one of the most notable milestones in British politics since the end of the Cold War. It includes, as an obvious innovation, the development of the Indo-Pacific vector of British foreign policy. The analysis of the UK's foreign policy activity indicates the search for a new role in the changed system of international security and the desire to determine its role in the system of geopolitical aspirations of the new American Administration.

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31 March 2022

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Krivov, S. V., & Ustinkin, S. V. (2022). Post-Brexit United Kingdom: Between The "Red Lines" Of Putin And Biden. In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 633-638). European Publisher.