James notes that "upon assuming office in June 2016, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson set out his vision for Britain as a 'great global player.' Since then, the notion of 'Global Britain' has come to dominate the government’s narrative." This shift has paralleled calls from allies like the United States and Japan for renewed British engagement with the world.
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