A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
The UK is preparing to leave the EU at precisely the point in history when the appeal of anti-European nationalism is in terminal decline.
If negotiations with the EU continue to stall, the UK prime minister may not be able to stop the momentum toward a hard Brexit.
The UK’s decision to leave the EU offers an opportunity to restructure the union and restore unity among the remaining member states.
Both London and Brussels have a strong interest in starting work now to forge a defense partnership for the time when Britain has left the European Union.
When Britain leaves the European Union, the country will suffer its biggest loss of foreign policy influence in centuries.
It is increasingly likely that Britain will either stay in the EU or reach a transitional arrangement very similar to full membership.
Germany and the UK are likely to remain dependent on U.S. defense, because the alternatives are currently too daunting for Berlin and London.
Whether European leaders realize it or not, the future stability of Ireland and of the Northern Ireland peace process rests with Brussels, not London.
A combination of parliamentary arithmetic and efforts to unite the ruling Conservative Party will probably keep UK Prime Minister Theresa May in office—for now.
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