The strategic challenges facing EU security and defence cooperation

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. Since 2016 there has been a slow but significant increase in EU defence and security cooperation. The EU’s Global Strategy published in July of that … Continue reading The strategic challenges facing EU security and defence cooperation

Defence on the Brexit frontline

Richard Whitman, Senior Fellow at The UK in a Changing Europe and Professor of Politics, argues that the UK has shown little interest of late in enhancing military cooperation with Europe, preferring to work through NATO instead. Would a vote for Brexit change that? This piece is part of the UCL European Institute’s first guest editor week on openDemocracy. Britain’s former field marshals, generals, admirals and lieutenant generals have been deployed on … Continue reading Defence on the Brexit frontline