Brexit and UK Politics

  • Goodbye Obama, Goodbye Britain
    January 19, 2017

    Europe faces a fractured transatlantic relationship as Donald Trump enters office as U.S. president and Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

  • Britain’s Diplomatic Discord

    Peter KellnerMonday, January 09, 2017

      The complexity of the looming Brexit negotiations is more troubling than the recent resignation of the UK’s EU ambassador.

    • Europe in 2016 and Beyond

      Judy DempseyWednesday, December 21, 2016

        Unless European leaders change their mind-set, the United States and Russia will break up the European Union.

      • 2016, the Year Europe Forgot World War II

        Thomas de WaalMonday, December 19, 2016

          The year 2016 witnessed the breakup of the common identity that had held Europe together for over seventy years. Two notable examples come from Britain and Russia.

        • The Great Fog of Brexit

          Peter KellnerMonday, December 05, 2016

            There is much disagreement in Britain over what the mandate from the country’s June 23 decision to leave the EU really means.

          • A Europe With Nowhere to Go

            Judy DempseyThursday, November 24, 2016

              The prospect of Britain leaving the EU is boosting the popularity of the bloc—a trend that EU leaders should take advantage of.

            • Judy Asks: Is Populism Here to Stay?

              Judy DempseyWednesday, November 23, 2016

                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.

              • Make Europe Defend Again?

                Daniel KeohaneFriday, November 18, 2016

                  The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president has the potential to transform Europe’s strategic landscape. The Europeans should respond by planning for their own defense.

                • Brexit Goes to Court

                  Peter KellnerMonday, November 07, 2016

                    A ruling by the UK High Court on the procedure for the country’s withdrawal from the EU may be overturned. But whatever the outcome, Britain faces an uncertain future.

                  • NATO, the EU, and the Curse of Suez

                    Daniel KeohaneFriday, October 14, 2016

                      The 1956 Suez Crisis created a rift between London and Paris that has hampered European defense ever since.

                    • Judy Asks: Are Referenda Dangerous?

                      Judy DempseyWednesday, October 12, 2016

                        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.

                      • How Brexit Might Not Happen

                        Peter KellnerMonday, October 10, 2016

                          The overwhelming probability is that the UK will leave the EU by 2019. But there’s a small chance it won’t.

                        • The West’s Decline Is of Its Own Making

                          Judy DempseyThursday, October 06, 2016

                            European and U.S. influence in the world will decrease further as the West becomes more inward-looking and increasingly reluctant to project power.

                          • EU Defense, Where Political Opportunity Meets Strategic Necessity

                            Daniel KeohaneThursday, September 15, 2016

                              The post-Brexit cacophony may generate enough political momentum to keep defense high on the EU agenda. But an EU army won’t appear anytime soon.

                            • Brexit and the Rise of Rejectionism

                              Peter KellnerMonday, September 12, 2016

                                Tighter immigration controls will do little or nothing to tackle the West’s underlying problems or help marginalize rejectionist politics.

                              • Judy Asks: Can the EU Survive Without Britain?

                                Judy DempseyWednesday, September 07, 2016

                                  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.

                                • A Flexible Europe After the Brexit Vote

                                  Cornelius AdebahrThursday, September 01, 2016

                                    It’s time for a pan-European union that encompasses all of the continent’s sovereign countries at different levels of integration.

                                  • Europe’s Fall Agenda

                                    Judy DempseyFriday, August 05, 2016

                                      EU leaders will be preoccupied in the second half of 2016 by Brexit and terrorism—two issues that will have consequences for Europe’s relationship with the United States.

                                    • To Brexit or Not to Brexit—or Both?

                                      Alan PosenerFriday, July 29, 2016

                                      Those parts of the UK that voted on June 23 to remain in the European Union should be allowed to do so, while the rest should be free to leave.

                                    • Europhobia in the UK

                                      Thomas de WaalTuesday, July 19, 2016

                                      Even with a new government in place, Britain’s postreferendum economic uncertainty has lit a flame that looks set to keep the country’s politics of division alive.

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