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Will Boris Johnson’s Departure Prompt New UK Diplomacy?

Expand Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson arrives at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, July 3, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters Several months before his resignation this week, the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson claimed that standing up for human rights creates a “more prosperous and progressive world,” and spoke of “championing” human rights. But despite this, the current UK government’s approach to human rights has been weak, inconsistent, and often incoherent. For example, the UK remains one of the Saudi-led coalition’s strongest supporters. The…

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