Britain’s National Security Council is a joke

20 May

Ben Wallace caused eyebrows to be raised when he appeared in front of the Defence Select Committee on 22 April. The Defence Secretary confirmed that the National Security Council, the decision-making body of those charged with protecting the nation, which routinely meet once a week, had not met since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. […]

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Long read | Brexit opens up a Pandora’s box of security, defence, and foreign policy issues

17 Mar

Brexit opens a Pandora’s box of security, defence, and foreign policy issues. Cornelia-Adriana Baciu (Johns Hopkins University) argues that the UK’s future global position will depend on a series of factors: international cooperation in the defence industry, the UK’s internal security (Northern Ireland), the country’s future commitments to European security and foreign policy (CSDP/CFSP) and NATO.  Future relations … Continued