‘Britain still thinks it’s a great power – but it isn’t’ says Dr Honeyman
The mirage of great power status is a comfort blanket to cling to in an uncertain world, but the truth is Britain’s voice has stopped being a roar.
An article by Dr Victoria Honeyman argues that the situation in Syria demonstrates that Britain is no longer a world power.
The article originally written for independent news site The Conversation, was recently republished with permission by the Australian Institute for International Affairs. In the article Dr Honeyman comments:
“[T]here is clearly already some recognition of the limitations of Britain’s influence overseas. The plan for intervention in Syria is evidence of that.”
The article can be read on the Australian Institute for International Affairs website:
‘Britain still thinks it’s a great power – But it isn’t’
Dr Victoria Honey is a Lecturer in British Politics at the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Leeds.