Rishi Sunak has come out on top as Britain’s next prime minister, following Liz Truss’s failed six-week tenure leading the country. He assumes power as the third British prime minister in just two months amid a spiraling economic crisis and unprecedented political turmoil. He faces numerous challenges in office: a divided party, soaring inflation, calls for a general election, and much more.
What’s next for Britain under Sunak’s leadership? Will he turn the country’s economic woes around, and what will he do about Russia’s war in Ukraine and China? Join FP’s security and intelligence reporter, Amy Mackinnon, for a wide-ranging interview with Robin Niblett, a distinguished fellow at Chatham House, and Anand Menon, a professor of European politics at King’s College London.
Distinguished fellow, Chatham House
Robin Niblett is a distinguished fellow and former director and chief executive at Chatham House.
Professor of European politics and foreign affairs, King’s College London
Anand Menon is a professor of European politics and foreign affairs at King’s College London and director of The U.K. in a Changing Europe.
Security and intelligence reporter, Foreign Policy
Amy Mackinnon is an award-winning national security and intelligence reporter at Foreign Policy. She has reported from across Eastern Europe and was previously based in Moscow and in Tbilisi, Georgia, as senior editor for the crisis reporting site Coda Story. Mackinnon is a recipient of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia award for her reporting on homophobic vigilantes in Russia. She speaks Russian and has a master’s degree in journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and a dual master’s in Russian, Central, and East European studies from the University of Glasgow and Corvinus University of Budapest.