Britain: Still Searching for Its Place in the World

London is once again embarking on a redefinition of its global role.

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In 1962, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson said, “Great Britain has lost an empire but not yet found a role.” Acheson’s comment perfectly described Britain’s position in the world since 1945, when London lost its place as the world’s premier maritime power to the United States. The fundamental geopolitical question that has faced Britain […]

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Francesco Casarotto is an analyst at Geopolitical Futures. Before joining GPF, he worked for a news agency specializing in finance, international economy and geopolitics, and was a contributor for some Italian think tanks focusing on defense and foreign policy. Mr. Casarotto holds a bachelor's degree in international studies and a master’s degree in international relations. A native Italian who also speaks English, French and Spanish, he holds masters’ certificates in economic security, geopolitics and intelligence.