Britain’s Surprisingly Enduring Tilt to Asia

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Jack Watling, an analyst at the Royal United Services Institute, wrote a stinging critique of the tilt last year, speaking for many in the British armed forces who want a greater focus on land power in Europe. “[B]ending the force out of shape to service new missions in the Indo-Pacific risks the worst of both worlds: failing to deliver on commitments in Europe while being unable to force generate anything militarily useful for Indo-Pacific partners,” Watling wrote.

Read the Commentary: The Military is the Fourth Instrument of UK Power in the Indo-Pacific, 13 October 2022, Dr Jack Waling