Ian Bremmer says America is no longer ‘indispensible’, and that’s bad news for Britain

After six decades serving as the global policeman, the United States is now signalling its retreat from the world.

With the Middle East engulfed by the flames of sectarian conflict, Europe’s borders menaced by the threat of war and China starting to flex its muscles in Asia-Pacific, it is clear the world has entered a new period of volatility.

That uncertainty begs tough questions for Britain: how should we respond to this new American pragmatism? And as our traditional ally turns inward,what should that mean for British foreign policy?

Ian Bremmer, the American foreign policy guru who coined the phrase “G-Zero” to describe this new and unstable world, is the author of ‘Superpower’, a best-selling new book that explores America’s options as a superpower in the 21st century.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Anyone who thinks the U.S. is indispensable with Obama in the White House is a fool.

  • eMan14

    It saddens me that he may be right.

  • oldguy

    We have been tied down by Lilliputians.

  • lgeubank

    That insufferably smug mug of Obama, our homegrown Mussolini for Morons, just BEGS for somebody to punch its lights out.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Britain may seriously consider de-nukifying soon. They simply don’t want to pay for it. Meanwhile they’re shrinking their armed forces to 80,000 and eventually 50,000. A non nuclear UK with an army smaller than a large city’s police force is in no position to chatter on about its place in the world. Spain and Portugal used to run the world. Holland used to run the world. At the end of WW2 750 million people lived under the Union Jack. Those days are over. Stop worrying about it.