The British vote to leave the European Union is one of the most important geo-strategic decisions since the end of the Second World War. Its impact can be already felt in the United Kingdom, the remainder of the European Union, and the wider world. The way the United Kingdom and the European Union will separate will have major ramifications for generations to come. Therefore, it is imperative that both policy-makers and the wider public are accurately informed about Brexit and its multi-faceted dimensions.
So far, academic efforts to shed light on the implications of Brexit have focused on the two dominant issues in the Brexit debate, namely trade and migration. However, as the recent events of the Arab Spring, the Iranian nuclear crisis, and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict have shown, it is increasingly important that these efforts pay due attention to Britain’s relationship with the EU in matters of foreign, security, and defence policy. To this end, this website collects, categorizes, and disseminates the existing academic knowledge about relevant foreign, security, and defence aspects. This will empower policy-makers and the wider public to make evidence-based political judgments.
The website focuses on three main aspects:
the literature that analyzes the UK’s impact on EU foreign, security, and defence policies and – vice versa – the impact of the EU on British foreign, security, and defence policy;
the literature that addresses the strategic, political, and legal aspects that are relevant ot understand the role of non-EU member states in EU foreign, security, and defence policy;
the specific literature on the implications of Brexit in the area of security and defence.
Each category has been divided into additional sub-categories to facilitate browsing. The information in each sub-category can be easily downloaded as searchable Word- or PDF-documents. It is also possible to download all the information as a single PDF-document. Please click here.
An analytical guide to the academic literature can be downloaded here.
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