The Australian submarine crisis illustrates the place that London now wants to occupy on the international scene.
Paris does not take off against Washington and Canberra , since the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom announced, on September 15, a strategic partnership to counter China, to the detriment of a contract to buy sub – French sailors . Emmanuel Macron thus recalled the ambassadors of France in Canberra and Washington in an unprecedented gesture, but not that of London, yet a stakeholder in this crisis.
But what then was the exact role of the British here? Officially, the United Kingdom and France still have “a very friendly relationship”, of “immense importance”, Boris Johnson assured Sunday in an attempt at appeasement, before adding in: “Our love for France is ineradicable “.
In a forum , the new British Minister for Foreign Affairs, Liz Truss, nevertheless defends the approach of London in the defense agreement concluded with Washington and Canberra. This deal shows the United Kingdom’s determination to ” be firm in the defense of (its) interests”, she writes while highlighting the new place that the post-Brexit United Kingdom intends to occupy in the world .
“Global Britain”, or the post-Brexit strategy
A new doctrine delivered like a campaign slogan: “Global Britain”. For Boris Johnson, who will be received this week at the White House, this alliance therefore appears to be Britain’s first success post-Brexit on the international scene.