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Post-Brexit EU/UK security cooperation: NATO, CSDP+, or ‘French connection’?

Martill, Benjamin and Sus, Monika (2018) Post-Brexit EU/UK security cooperation: NATO, CSDP+, or ‘French connection’? British Journal of Politics and International Relations (01 Nov 2018), pp. 846-863. Blog Entry.

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The purpose of this article is to understand the EU/UK security relationship after Brexit and the institutional form(s) it may take. Taking stock of the literature on the consequences of Brexit for European foreign affairs, this article employs a question-driven approach to examine uncertainties regarding the future EU/UK security relationship. These questions relate in particular to the United Kingdom’s commitment to European security after Brexit, the nature of post-Brexit developments within the Union, and the European Union’s willingness to afford the United Kingdom a substantial role after withdrawal. This article examines each of these questions in turn, before considering the viability of three frequently mooted institutional arrangements post-Brexit: UK participation in the CSDP as a third country; increased engagement with NATO that becomes the main platform for cooperation between the United Kingdom and the European Union; and the enhancement of bilateral ties between the United Kingdom and key European allies – especially France

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2018 11:18
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 03:04

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