Phase two of the Brexit negotiations is starting and all eyes are on the future economic partnership. The other key issue – the future security partnership – is often neglected.
Britain has signed up to a European Union defence agreement despite having severed ties with the EU.
Plans to build a new royal yacht to drive post-Brexit trade deals have been scrapped with immediate effect.
‘Unacceptable’ lack of progress on alternative to EU’s Galileo project after Brexit, says committee.
Last year was a record for foreign takeovers of UK companies, with 734 UK firms acquired by overseas buyers in 2021 —reflecting a 400% rise since 2015.
The Ukraine crisis shows Boris Johnson must drop his opposition to a defence pact with the EU to allow the UK to quickly deploy forces around Europe, a Tory group says.
The Ukraine war has invalidated Brexit 10/03/2022
We can’t do sanctions, defence or energy without Europe.
'An Ethnocentric Strategy of Post-Brexit Imperial Nostalgia': The UK’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy 29/03/2021
Fabio Petito argues that the UK is failing to realise the importance of regional blocks and has few realistic responses to the current crisis of the liberal international order.
Nancy Pelosi among those to highlight the issue, while UK representative says he hopes it is a case of ‘quality over quantity’.
In what follows, a group of leading social scientists explore these themes, explaining what has happened in the past, the situation the UK finds itself in now, and the issues that might confront us going forward. The collection is intended as a guide to the big questions confronting the country in the years to come.
PM urged to recognise pursuit of no-deal Brexit would be regarded as serious error by US.
The PM's controversial top aide will reportedly tour some of Britain's most highly classified national security sites as a review prepares to reshape billions of military spending.
UK government rejects ‘clunky institutional framework’ for foreign policy cooperation.
Brexit is a Tory invention and pro-Europeans must still fight the prospect of EU exile, writes Will Hutton.
UK would need to 'start again' on security arrangements in no-deal Brexit, says ex-MI6 head 10/10/2019
'We would have to start again with a blank sheet of paper as to how we build up that cooperation with our European partners'
Move sparks fears PM will use European security as Brexit bargaining chip
The Future of Europe: Disruption, Continuity and Change - Scottish Centre on European Relations 06/05/2019
Strategy report setting out the big future challenges for the EU – and Scotland’s contribution to that European future
A large number of our readers have asked us to factcheck a list of claims about the Lisbon Treaty, or “what will actually happen if we stay in the EU”, which has gone viral on social media.
French president urges raft of reforms to EU including bloc-wide minimum wage, climate bank, and cyber defence agency.
Citizens of Europe, if I am taking the liberty of addressing you directly, it is not only in the name of the history and values that unite us. It is because time is of the essence. In a few weeks’ time, the European elections will be decisive for the future of our continent.
So is there a business case for CANZUK as a primary relationship for any of these four countries? Let’s look at where our potential partners currently sell goods and services.
The former head of MI6 says any Brexit makes security difficult to manage but "the harder the Brexit, the greater the damage". / The blunt warning comes from three men who have served at the very top of the British defence and security ...