Publications

Bridging the Channel: The UK’s nuclear deterrent and its role in European security

by Ian Bond

This paper is the third of a three paper CER/KAS project, ‘Bridging the Channel’. The aim is to assess how EU states and the UK can continue to work together in foreign and security policy after Brexit. The first paper focused on diplomatic co-operation, the second dealt with defence industrial co-operation and this paper focuses on the role of the UK’s nuclear deterrent in European security.

Bridging the Channel: How Europeans and the UK can work together on defence capability development

by Sophia Besch

This paper is the second of a three paper CER-KAS project, ‘Bridging the Channel’ published by Centre for Centre for European Reform and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The aim is to assess how EU states and the UK can continue to work together in foreign and security policy after Brexit. The first paper focused on diplomatic co-operation, this paper deals with defence industrial co-operation and the last one will focus on the nuclear dimension.

Bridging the Channel: How Europe and the UK can work together in Foreign Policy.

by Luigi Scazzieri

This paper is the first of a three paper project ‘Bridging the Channel’, published by Centre for Centre for European Reform and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The aim is to assess how EU states and the UK can continue work together in foreign and security policy after Brexit. This paper focuses on diplomatic co-operation, while the other two will focus on the defence industrial and nuclear dimensions respectively.

Scotland’s European Relations: Where Next?

This paper analyses the range of Scotland’s relationships with the EU, and the Scottish government’s European strategy, in the context of both the new post-Brexit reality and of continuing constitutional tensions.

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Hält das Vereinigte Königreich zusammen?

Zum Ausgang der Kommunal- und Regionalwahlen in Großbritannien

Die Wahlen am 6. Mai 2021 waren die ersten, die in Großbritannien seit Beginn der Corona-Pandemie und dem Austritt aus der Europäischen Union stattfanden. Auch wenn regionale und lokale Einflussfaktoren eine wichtige Rolle spielen, zeichnet sich ein Trend ab: Die regierende Conservative Party von Boris Johnson kann vor allem in England weiter zulegen, die oppositionelle Labour Party erleidet wiederholt schmerzhafte Verluste in einigen ihrer traditionellen Hochburgen. Doch die Augen waren vor allem auf den klaren Sieg der schottischen Nationalpartei gerichtet, der vierte in Folge. Er könnte der Unabhängigkeitsbewegung neuen Schwung geben und den Zusammenhalt des Königreichs bald auf eine harte Probe stellen.

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A Global Influencer? Global Britain and the Integrated Review

After officially leaving the last of the EU’s structures in December 2020, the UK is now finally able to put its ‘Global Britain’ agenda into practice. Since the slogan was coined there has been much debate on what Global Britain is supposed to mean for the direction of the country. Is it a conscious pivot away from Europe in favour of renewing ties to former colonies like Australia and New Zealand, a so-called Empire 2.0? What will that mean for security, trade and British influence in the world? The UK government hopes to answer these questions with the publication of its Integrated Review: Global Britain in a Competitive Age.

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Die Stunde der Souveränität – Quo vadis Britannia?

Das Vereinigte Königreich nach dem Brexit-Deal

Boris Johnson hat Wort gehalten: Viereinhalb Jahre nach dem Sieg der Vote Leave-Kampagne hat das Vereinigte Königreich die Europäische Union nicht nur vollumfänglich verlassen, sondern es hat mit einem umfassenden Freihandelsabkommen auch die Grundlagen für die künftigen Beziehungen mit der EU gelegt. Doch wird er auch Wort halten mit dem Versprechen, dass sein Land nach dem Brexit besser dastehen wird als vorher? Und welche Auswirkungen wird der Austritt auf die weitere politische Entwicklung und den Zusammenhalt im Königreich haben? Mehr Fragen als Antworten zeichnen das derzeitige Bild in Großbritannien in einer ohnehin schwierigen Zeit. Der Kampf gegen die zweite Corona-Welle überschattet alles.

European strategic autonomy and a new transatlantic bargain

The distinction between a ‘European path’ and a ‘transatlantic path’ in EU defence is misguided. Published jointly by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Centre for European Reform, this paper argues that Europe should focus on improving its capacity to act rather than on abstract debates.

Between hope and fear: the UK and the EU after Brexit

How are the EU countries perceiving the current UK situation? How will future relationships look in the medium term? A report published by the Scottish Centre on European Relations (SCER) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), examines these questions.

Canadian Views on China From Ambivalence to Distrust

The ongoing dispute between Canada and China is proving an inflection point in their relations. Unlike previous disagreements, this one seems to have transformed Canadians’ long-standing ambivalence about China into a sharper distrust, and the COVID-19 pandemic appears only to have reinforced these sentiments.