ukflags1Niles Webb
(Historian based in UK)

Copyright: @ 2022 Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 9 November 2022

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

The UK’s 2016 decision to leave the European Union (EU) is often cited alongside the election of Donald Trump as US President as evidence that the rules-based international order is in crisis. G. John Ikenberry, a leading liberal internationalist, writes that ‘[t]he two great powers that have done the most to give the modern international order a liberal character … seem to be pulling back from this leadership’ with Britain leaving the EU, ‘the silent bulwark of the Western liberal order’ and Trump’s promise to put ‘America First’ ... Read more


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