Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Europe's British Question: The UK–EU Relationship in a Changing Europe and Multipolar World

An article by me in Global Society Vol. 29, No. 3, 2015. 

Britain's often uneasy relationship with the European Union has become increasingly strained, leading to speculation that Britain is—sooner or later—headed towards an in-out referendum that will result in its withdrawal. Such a development would present both Britain and the EU with unprecedented challenges. Britain's debate about its future in the EU—its “European question”—creates a “British question” for the EU, the answers to which could change the EU's unity, leadership, prosperity and security with implications for wider European politics and academic analysis of European integration. This article sets out the links between these two questions. It does so by considering what the future of UK–EU relations could mean for the regional politics of Europe in an emerging multipolar order. 

Recording of CTR event: Britain and Europe - Can David Cameron secure a winning renegotiation?

Yesterday's event at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations where Jeremy Shapiro (Brookings) and I discussed the future of UK-EU relations.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Strategic Studies Teachers' Workshop, Basin Harbor

I spent last week as a participant in the week long Teachers' Workshop run by the SAIS Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies. Held in the beautiful surroundings of the Basin Harbor Club on the shores of Lake Champlain, Vermont. An added bonus was a staff ride to Fort Ticonderoga. A fantastic course I'd recommend to anybody teaching strategic studies.

Parliamentary reports on UK-EU relations

The House of Commons Library has published two reports on UK-EU relations. 

This short bibliography sets out some of the literature (including two pieces by me) on the UK-EU relationship and in particular the prospects for a renegotiation. 

Considers how certain policy areas might be changed by a Brexit. Obviously this in no small part depends on what relationship a withdrawing UK agrees with the EU, or indeed what UK we have after any exit.