United Kingdom

  • Paper
    The Big Three in EU Foreign Policy
    Stefan Lehne July 5, 2012 Infographic

    The EU acts as a bloc with all 27 member states discussing issues and unanimously making decisions, but behind the scenes lies a tacit agreement that the Big Three, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, take the lead on foreign policy.

  • Paper
    India and Europe in a Multipolar World

    While the relationship between the European Union and India has a great deal of potential, it has underperformed. To revitalize it, both sides need to move from dialogue to joint action on a regional or multilateral level.

  • Report
    Currency Wars
    Uri Dadush, Vera Eidelman September 15, 2011

    The real cause of today’s currency tensions lies not in the international monetary system, but in misguided domestic policies in the world’s major economies, which must undertake long overdue and largely internal reforms.

  • Policy Outlook
    Deterring Safeguards Violations
    James M. Acton September 8, 2009

    Responding to non-compliance is a promising area for progress at the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, because it imposes no additional burden on states that are playing by the rules.

  • Policy Outlook
    Grading Progress on 13 Steps Toward Nuclear Disarmament
    Sharon Squassoni May 8, 2009 Carnegie Endowment

    All NPT states agreed in 2000 to lay out a practical path toward nuclear disarmament – the 13 Steps. While some steps toward disarmament have been taken, much more needs to be done.

  • Paper
    European Conflict Management in the Middle East: Toward a More Effective Approach
    Muriel Asseburg March 5, 2009 عربي

    For the EU to be an effective player in the Middle East, it should seek an efficient division of labor with the United States and pursue greater political engagement in the Palestinian territories, Syria, and Lebanon.

  • Paper
    Europe’s Uncertain Pursuit of Middle East Reform
    Richard Youngs June 11, 2004

    While enjoying both quantitative and qualitative advantages relative to U.S. efforts, European democracy policies in the Middle East require significant revision if they are to attain the sophisticated holistic gradualism to which they aspire.

  • Policy Outlook
    The Hinge to Europe: Don't Make Britain Choose Between the U.S. and the E.U.
    Anatol Lieven July 16, 2003

    The Iraq War has drastically weakened Tony Blair's domestic position. If Washington forces Britain to choose between the United States and Europe, it may not choose the United States, and a collapse of the relationship with Britain would leave the United States without a single major Western ally. The consequences for U.S. power and influence in the world would be nothing short of disastrous.

  • Book
    Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order
    Robert Kagan February 6, 2003 Knopf Publishers

    Europe sees the U.S. as high-handed, unilateralist, and unnecessarily belligerent; the U.S. sees Europe as spent, unserious and weak. The anger and mistrust on both sides are hardening into incomprehension.

  • Report
    Iraq: What Next?

    Far from being exhausted, the inspections process has just begun. Inspections should be pursued without ruling out future use of force. Iraq’s lack of full cooperation is a material breach, but not a casus belli.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The End of Power: Why Being in Charge Isn’t What it Used to Be
    Moisés Naím January 16, 2015 WNYC’s Takeaway

    Power in the twenty-first century is a less concrete asset than it once was.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Europe Frustrated With Obama
    June 18, 2013 HuffPost Live

    While Europeans still support President Obama, they have lowered their expectations of what he will accomplish politically.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Does the Eurozone Have a Future?
    Jan Techau June 17, 2013 Polskie Radio

    Although there is still great concern for the eurozone, the discourse has moved from predicting an immediate downfall a year ago to discussing the necessity of economic reform in the continent.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Bubble Building
    Uri Dadush February 25, 2013 RT CrossTalk

    The developed world is eager to grab a slice of someone else's growth if they can't generate any of their own, with potentially negative repercussions for their relations with the developing world.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Enduring Euro Crisis
    Uri Dadush July 1, 2010 Voice of America

    The problems that led to the crisis in Europe go beyond just fiscal profligacy and will take a long time to correct. Though the euro will likely survive the adjustment, the crisis could still have a profound effect on the global economy.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    EU Plan Must Be Backed Up by Budget Cuts
    Uri Dadush May 12, 2010 Bloomberg

    While the recently announced Eurozone support package suggests the possibility of a new era of fiscal coordination across Europe, it will only succeed if the countries in need of aid undertake far-reaching policy changes.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Europe's Growing Crisis
    Uri Dadush April 29, 2010 The Diane Rehm Show

    Recent cuts to the credit ratings of Spain and Portugal indicate that the crisis in Greece is spreading across Europe. Given the financial market pressure on Greece, debt restructuring appears inevitable, but it remains to be seen when it will occur.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Crisis in Greece Spreads Across Europe
    Uri Dadush April 29, 2010 Washington Journal

    As the problems in Greece intensify, the EU and IMF are preparing a support package to prevent the crisis from spreading to Portugal, Spain, and other European countries.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Greece's Worsening Debt Crisis
    Uri Dadush April 8, 2010 Bloomberg News

    The recent spike in Greek bond yields indicates that markets have not been reassured by European leaders' pledges to support Greece. Unless more decisive, detailed plans are announced, the Greek crisis will continue to get worse.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Future of Europe and the Euro
    Uri Dadush March 8, 2010 Bloomberg News

    As the Euro crisis continues to play out in Greece, troubled economies in Europe face years of slow growth and deflation unless European Union leaders overhaul fiscal and monetary policy.

  • Event
    New EU Ambassador in Conversation With Jessica T. Mathews
    David O’Sullivan, Jessica Tuchman Mathews December 10, 2014 Washington, DC

    In his first major public event since becoming EU ambassador, David O’Sullivan offered his perspective on the many common challenges shared by the European Union and the United States.

  • Event
    The UK in the Asian Century
    Douglas H. Paal, Hugo Swire July 15, 2014 Washington, DC

    The UK’s future in Asia extends far beyond China. Going beyond mutually beneficial bilateral relations, the UK is focused on reinforcing a multi-faceted approach encompassing business, security, and values.

  • Event
    Renewed Ambitions for NATO
    Jan Techau, Ambassador Ivo Daalder June 17, 2013 Cercle Royal Gaulois, Rue de la Loi 5, 1000 Brussels

    Marking the end of his tenure as U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder discussed some of the key challenges facing the Alliance.

  • Event
    The Chicago Summit and NATO's New Challenges
    Lisa Aronsson, Jamie Shea, Peter Spiegel, Jan Techau May 8, 2012 Brussels

    The next years will see most, if not all, of NATO's major military operations draw down as the Alliance finds itself, for the first time in twenty years, without a major operation to run.

  • Event
    The Scottish Question and the Future of U.K. Nuclear Forces
    James M. Acton, William Walker April 3, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    A referendum on Scottish independence scheduled for autumn 2014 could have profound ramifications for the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent and for U.S.-U.K. relations.

  • Event
    2011 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference
    March 29, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    The 2011 conference focused on new actors and new agendas, reflecting the need to develop cooperative responses to challenges being posed by changing technology, distributions of political power, interest in nuclear energy, and security conditions in key regions.

  • Event
    The UK Vision for Reinvigorating the Millennium Development Goals
    Andrew Mitchell, Thomas Carothers June 25, 2010 Washington, D.C.

    Although the last decade saw great progress in reducing world poverty, the global recession has threatened recent gains. The UK and the international community can work together to reinvigorate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Event
    Euro Crisis: Responses from the United States and Germany
    Tim Adams, Carlo Bastasin, Uri Dadush, Matthias Sonn June 3, 2010 Washington, D.C.

    As the European crisis continues to intensify, critical questions are emerging about German leadership and the role that the United States can play to influence events in Europe.

  • Event
    The Euro Under Attack
    Angel Ubide, Desmond Lachman, Uri Dadush February 17, 2010 Washington, D.C.

    As market confidence in the Greek government debt teeters on collapse, and confidence in Portugal, Spain, and Ireland continues to erode, an urgent question has emerged: will the Euro area implode?

  • Event
    Is There a Convergence Between U.S. and European Policy on Democracy Support?
    Thomas Carothers, Jonas Hafström, Maria Leissner, Vidar Helgesen, Ingrid Wetterqvist, Pia Bungarten, Larry Garber November 20, 2009 Washington, D.C.

    With the arrival to power of the Obama administration there appears to be a lessening of the divide that opened up in recent years between Europe and the United States over democracy promotion policies and programs.


Carnegie Experts on United Kingdom

  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Europe Program

    Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.

  • Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

  • Paul Schulte
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program and Carnegie Europe

    Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program and at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and their political implications.

  • Nicholas Wright
    Nonresident Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Wright is a nonresident associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. His research draws on his background in neuroscience to explore political decisionmaking in economics and nuclear security.


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