The UK referendum is a once-in-a-generation issue, whose impact any British citizens under forty will experience for the rest of their lives.
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.
Underlying the referendum on the UK’s EU membership is a simmering English nationalism that cannot be ignored—whatever the result of the vote.
German politicians including Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble are using thinly veiled threats to try to keep Britain in the EU. That approach is unlikely to work.
A new survey shows that the EU’s big member states want to transfer more powers from Brussels back to national capitals.
A British exit from the EU would confirm Germany’s dominance in the bloc. But it is that dominant position that Berlin does not want and cannot exercise.
Whether or not the UK votes to leave the EU on June 23, the referendum will have serious consequences for the whole union.
If Britain votes to leave the EU on June 23, Brexit will have an impact on the security, economy, and stability of Ireland.
The British will soon decide their future relationship with the EU, but the bloc’s foreign and security policies cannot be held hostage to the result.
In part because the UK is not a member of the eurozone or the Schengen Area, leading on defense policy would increase London’s overall political influence in the EU.