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The SCRI and Strategic Advantage for the UK in the Indo-Pacific

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As the UK considers an engagement strategy with the Indo-Pacific after Brexit, the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative offers a chance to build a free-trade bloc amongst ‘like-minded nations’ and deepen strategic ties in the region.

The UK’s preoccupation with the Brexit question has, until recently, limited broader strategic debates. In a rapidly changing global order in which it is no longer a part of the EU, the UK has realised that previously held alliances and priorities are ‘all in question’, forcing it to search for a ‘more nuanced’ foreign policy outlook. While 2020 brought considerable challenges for the UK, it also marked the beginning of a more focused foreign policy debate, especially

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