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The U.K. House of Lords has been dubbed the Bermuda Triangle of British politics.The gist of the peers' report was that the U.K. must end its slavish reliance on U.S. leadership in the region.Now you could be forgiven for thinking there hasn't been much in the way of U.S. leadership in the region over the last decade. But it's correct to say the U.K. has happily fallen in line with Washington's indolence.However, in the post-Brexit world U.K. policy in just about every sphere, from foreign policy and especially international trade, is entirely focused on getting on with the U.S., even, as we have seen, a U.S. led by the "mercurial and unpredictable" Trump.Indeed, Howell, a former foreign policy adviser to ex-Prime Minister David Cameron, appeared blissfully oblivious to the reality of Brexit as he insisted the U.K. distance itself from Trump's "destabilizing postures" in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. He instead called on the U.K. to play an active role in European diplomacy to solve the conflict.It would be wonderful if Trump's airstrike on President Bashar Assad represented the start of a proper U.S. engagement with the region, but it doesn't.
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