Britain in Europe
As Britain reels from its latest political fiasco, the conspiracy of silence on Brexit is finally over
The new British prime minister is on a collision course with reality – and leaders across Europe may not even bank on her remaining in Downing Street for long
The early debates between candidates Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak lack any recognition of how Britain’s biggest foreign policy challenges relate to one another
The Johnson era is ending as it began – in farce. Brexit will not be reversed, but there is now a realistic chance that Britain will begin to repair its relationship with the EU.
A prime minister looking for escape from the latest political hole he is in has spotted one way out – stoking tensions with the EU at Northern Ireland’s expense
The EU and the UK should begin to revitalise their relationship in policy areas that have avoided heated political debates: defence and security
The UK government’s vision for Global Britain does not reflect today’s geostrategic realities. Yet the UK can forge an effective foreign policy if it focuses on British strengths, avoids military adventures in distant lands, and finds balanced, effective working relationships with the EU and the US.
The EU and UK should strengthen their climate commitments to unlock enhanced global climate action ahead of COP27
The initial high of announcing AUKUS has faded for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has returned from the United States to face a less congenial domestic agenda