Dr Nicholas Wright, Teaching Fellow in EU Politics, Department of Political Science UCL, argues that the EU must consider the wider factors impacting foreign, defence and security policy if it is to have a meaningful role on the international stage. Continue reading The strategic challenges facing EU security and defence cooperation
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?
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
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
Only weeks away from the confirmation of Josep Borrell as the EU’s High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Marta Kozielska and Benjamin Martill take stock of the challenges and trade-offs current world politics present him with. Continue reading The Moral Maze: Values and conflict in EU foreign policy