UK foreign policy in the Biden era: an opportunity for the UK to re-establish itself post-Brexit as a credible international partner

Dr. Nicholas Wright explains why the UK is in for a ‘foreign policy reckoning’ with the incoming Biden administration in the US. Continue reading UK foreign policy in the Biden era: an opportunity for the UK to re-establish itself post-Brexit as a credible international partner

Will the EU’s foreign policy and defence ambitions be reflected in the next long-term budget?

Anna Nadibaidze, analyst of European affairs, foreign policy and security and holder of MSc in International Relations from LSE, assesses the EU’s budgetary commitments towards foreign policy and defence in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading Will the EU’s foreign policy and defence ambitions be reflected in the next long-term budget?

Brexit and the Paradoxes of European Security

Benjamin Martill, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, begins by outlining the limitations of EU security and defence cooperation. He then explains that cooperation post-Brexit will be difficult, as the EU will set a high bar for UK participation in its security initiatives, and both sides have an incentive to show they can function without the other. Continue reading Brexit and the Paradoxes of European Security

Opportunity Cost: Why Brexit is not quite the security and defence moment Brussels has been banking on

Benjamin Martill, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, argues that although many in Brussels view Brexit as a golden opportuntity for EU security and defence, and several initiatives have been pushed forward, the reality is more complicated. Continue reading Opportunity Cost: Why Brexit is not quite the security and defence moment Brussels has been banking on