it is almost impossible to disentangle any effect from the much larger shock resulting from pandemic and war.
This list of allies and partners includes Australia, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Oman, Qatar and Singapore.
Watch in particular for interaction between Ukrainian refugees and small boats as the year lengthens.
Be it getting Brexit done or record job numbers and mega manufacturing investment, Johnson has delivered here.
Our columnist provides the second piece in our series this week about Brexit – almost a year since the end of transition.
The naive globalisation of the 1990s has become a liability. Britain and its allies need to beef up their defences
The UK has made it crystal clear to its trading partners which side of the table it is going to be on.
The row over the Northern Ireland Protocol must not be allowed to poison co-operation with our continental partners on defence against Russia.
One of the major question marks against Brexit was whether it would see the UK lose its influence over global affairs. This alliance suggests no.
Anti-corruption and cementing new treaties should take precedence over softer fashionable favourites.
There are many areas, not least small boats in the Channel, where the UK needs a strong working relationship with France.
“We stand shoulder to shoulder with France in so many important ways”, the Prime Minister adds.
The AUKUS alliance will merely push away France, which has been one of the most sanguine countries to oppose China’s influence.
Putin’s Russia is closer to home – remember the Salisbury attack – and Islamist extremism is already here.