Read How The World Sees Us in this week's New European

Great Britain celebrate a gold medal in the women's hockey at the Rio Olympic, 2016

This week's New European features a powerful essay on how we can still be a force for good in the world - if we can end the neurosis and introspection.

Michael Jary makes the compelling argument that Britain is neither a fading power nor a chauvinistic example of historical exceptionalism.

Michael Jary is senior partner and a co-founder of OC&C Strategy Consultants. He is also the non-executive chairman of Itad, a leading consultancy in international development, chairman of the board of trustees at The Fairtrade Foundation, chairman of Duchy Originals and chairman of the commercial committee of the Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation.

The essay can be read in this week's New European, on sale until Wednesday, or at

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