03 Dec A third of Britons view the US as a ‘menace to the world’ – Sydney Morning Herald
In light of British Foreign Policy Group & Opinium polling ahead of the NATO Summit, the Sydney Morning Herald notes that a third of Britons view the US as a threat to global security and stability.
Fifty-seven per cent of Britons polled by Opinium placed Russia at the top of the list of countries threatening global security, followed by 40 per cent who named North Korea and 37 per cent who named China as threats.
Sophia Gaston, Director of the British Foreign Policy Group, told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age that the results showed the “brazen Salisbury attack”, in which Russian agents poisoned a KGB defector and his daughter, was “still very present in Britons’ minds”.
“Russia stands apart as the single greatest threat to global peace and security, joining hostile states such as North Korea and Iran,” she said.