Post-Brexit Britain has its sights on Asia—if it can get over Europe first

Post-Brexit Britain has its sights on Asia—if it can get over Europe first
Annabelle Timsit

Barack Obama billed himself as the “the first Pacific president,” and between 2008 and 2016 pursued a vision for the US to take a leading role in Asia. Now, the UK is joining the fray, with ambitious plans for a post-Brexit “Global Britain” that has stronger ties to the Indo-Pacific, where many of its former colonies reside. On Monday (Jan. 11), the House of Commons met to debate the UK’s post-Brexit foreign policy strategy as an independent nation outside of the EU, for the first time since 1973.