It will need to make hard choices and to show evidence of a clarity and long-term vision that, to date, have been rather notable by their absence.
The President’s address was tougher on Russia, but far from radical. If anything, it risked being disappointingly tame.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
Downing Street’s soft power alliance to help constrain China would support and project common values.
Britain is said to be keen to build such a coalition to include the existing G7 members, alongside India, South Korea and Australia.
Three million of them are unlikely to pitch up here, but government must plan for all eventualities – and support for its plan wouldn’t survive a mass influx.
The D10 presents an opportunity for coordinating democracies around goals of combating climate change while securing supply chains.