How Britain Broke the World by Arthur Snell (ISBN: 9781912454600)
ISBN 9781912454600


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      "Engrossing and frankly deeply troubling" - The Bookseller

      "I cannot recommend this book highly enough" - Monocle

      "One of the most enaging, authentic and original analyses I’ve read of events of the last quarter century” - Shakespeare & Co

      "Buy this book" - John Sweeney

      In a piercing analysis, Arthur Snell reveals the role the United Kingdom has played in raising tension and creating global flashpoints in the 21st Century.

      With decades of service in the Foreign Office, Snell looks at British interventions from Kosovo to Iraq to Afghanistan, as well as UK policy towards Russia, Saudi Arabia and China.

      Far from being a minor player, he argues, Britain has often been decisive in world affairs. Britain supplied the dodgy intelligence that America used to justify its invasion of Iraq. Britain has provided money-laundering services for the Russian elite in London, perpetuating the rule of Vladimir Putin.

      Without the UK’s marginal but key role, Snell argues, the wars in Kosovo, Iraq, and Libya would not have happened and our world today would be safer. The book reveals the internal politics and concerns of the world's major powers.

      Format: Hardback book

      Pages: 416

      Publication: July 2022


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