Is Britain lost in the world seeking a role?

Is Britain, chasing a role, suffering from a chronic failure to define its interests in world affairs? To find out for #BritainDebrief, Europe Center senior fellow Ben Judah spoke to Oliver Yule-Smith, a Leverhulme fellow in the War Studies Department at King’s College London and member of the Centre for Grand Strategy. How has the quest for a role shaped successive Prime Ministers? And does the recent Integrated Review mark a break?

You can watch #BritainDebrief on YouTube and as a podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.


The Europe Center promotes leadership, strategies and analysis to ensure a strong, ambitious and forward-looking transatlantic relationship.