Should Britain defend Europe today?

By James Rogers

The dilemmas facing Britain during the First World War continue to divide leaders, experts and the public today. As the country prepares to leave the European Union, and with rising uncertainty about the future of Nato, we must ask what our future role should be in protecting the security of the Continent. Here, author RT Howard and James Rogers, an expert in British foreign policy and military strategy, argue their cases.

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The centenary of the Armistice is a fitting moment to reflect upon the state of the contemporary world, not least Britain’s strategic relationship with its European neighbours. Should we still defend our Western allies as we did in August 1914, or take a more detached position, perhaps even retreating, like Britain in the decades that followed the Crimean War, into a state of “splendid isolation”?

 

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