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.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Mr. Xi Goes to Brussels
    Shi Zhiqin March 31, 2014

    As Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Brussels, it is important for both China and the EU to take the responsibility that their size demands for resolving global issues.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    A Who’s Who Guide to EU Sanctions on Russia
    Judy Dempsey March 20, 2014

    The EU remained united in imposing an initial round of sanctions on Russia. But there are now big differences among member states on whether to introduce further measures.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Scotland and Crimea: Debating the Costs and Benefits of Secession
    Bruno Coppieters March 11, 2014

    The secession of Scotland would alter the balance of power between the main member states of the European Union, while the secession of Crimea would have the same effect at the global level.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The Huge Effects of an Independent Scotland
    Misha Glenny February 7, 2014

    If the people of Scotland vote for independence in a forthcoming referendum, that decision will have major consequences for both the United Kingdom and the European Union.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The Miserable State of European Defense
    Judy Dempsey February 1, 2014

    Germany’s defense minister has called for greater European defense capabilities—a laudable ambition, but the reality is persistently low defense spending across Europe.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Britain Needs to Go Beyond Its Inner Margaret Thatcher
    Jan Techau January 21, 2014

    Margaret Thatcher’s Euroskepticism still overshadows the British debate on Europe. The UK needs to move beyond Thatcher’s legacy to enable a more reasonable discussion.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Why David Cameron Gave Poles a Stronger Voice?
    Paweł Dariusz Wiśniewski January 17, 2014

    British Prime Minister David Cameron used Poles as an example of people who abuse UK’s social help and proposed restricting the freedom of movement within the EU. Though Cameron might have problems at home, he should not destroy the unity of Europeans, who still believe in the EU.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Peace on Earth (Well, in Europe Anyway)
    Thomas de Waal December 25, 2013

    By pretty much any historical standards, the wider Europe at the dawn of 2014 is incredibly peaceful. However, peace in Europe should be a signal not for Panglossian optimism but for redoubled Europeans to be vigilant against the risk of new conflicts, large and small.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    A Conversation With Judy Dempsey
    Jan Techau December 20, 2013

    In Strategic Europe’s final blog post of 2013, Jan Techau and Judy Dempsey discuss the major issues that are (and should be) on the EU’s foreign policy agenda.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe’s Messy Western Neighborhood
    Judy Dempsey October 17, 2013

    Two forthcoming referendums in the UK could have unwelcome consequences for British-Irish relations. Europeans should pay attention to their simmering Western neighborhood.

     
  • 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.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Greek Euro Disease
    Uri Dadush February 22, 2010 CrossTalk

    Greece is now facing a sovereign debt crisis that is calling into question the viability of the Euro itself. While there are no easy solutions to this crisis, both Germany and the IMF must provide Greece with the support it needs.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Event
    British Parliamentary Perspectives on Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation
    Rt Hon Des Browne MP (Labour), Lord Hannay of Chiswick GCMG (Crossbench), David Lidington MP (Conservative), Tony Lloyd MP (Labour), Deepti Choubey September 9, 2009 Washington, D.C.

    A group of current and former high-level British parliamentarians discussed the need for American leadership in pursuit of global nuclear disarmament, the importance of developments in Iran for British security, and the challenges of engaging public opinion across Europe on issues of nonproliferation and disarmament.

     
  • Event
    The Future of Afghanistan and Pakistan: The Development Challenge
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Douglas Alexander July 30, 2009 Washington, D.C.

    Development is an integral part of the counterinsurgency in Afghanistan, according to UK Secretary of State for International Development Douglas Alexander. He highlighted the importance of increasing economic opportunity to undercut support for the Taliban.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Mr. Xi Goes to Brussels
    Shi Zhiqin March 31, 2014

    As Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Brussels, it is important for both China and the EU to take the responsibility that their size demands for resolving global issues.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    A Who’s Who Guide to EU Sanctions on Russia
    Judy Dempsey March 20, 2014

    The EU remained united in imposing an initial round of sanctions on Russia. But there are now big differences among member states on whether to introduce further measures.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Scotland and Crimea: Debating the Costs and Benefits of Secession
    Bruno Coppieters March 11, 2014

    The secession of Scotland would alter the balance of power between the main member states of the European Union, while the secession of Crimea would have the same effect at the global level.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The Huge Effects of an Independent Scotland
    Misha Glenny February 7, 2014

    If the people of Scotland vote for independence in a forthcoming referendum, that decision will have major consequences for both the United Kingdom and the European Union.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The Miserable State of European Defense
    Judy Dempsey February 1, 2014

    Germany’s defense minister has called for greater European defense capabilities—a laudable ambition, but the reality is persistently low defense spending across Europe.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Britain Needs to Go Beyond Its Inner Margaret Thatcher
    Jan Techau January 21, 2014

    Margaret Thatcher’s Euroskepticism still overshadows the British debate on Europe. The UK needs to move beyond Thatcher’s legacy to enable a more reasonable discussion.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Why David Cameron Gave Poles a Stronger Voice?
    Paweł Dariusz Wiśniewski January 17, 2014

    British Prime Minister David Cameron used Poles as an example of people who abuse UK’s social help and proposed restricting the freedom of movement within the EU. Though Cameron might have problems at home, he should not destroy the unity of Europeans, who still believe in the EU.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Peace on Earth (Well, in Europe Anyway)
    Thomas de Waal December 25, 2013

    By pretty much any historical standards, the wider Europe at the dawn of 2014 is incredibly peaceful. However, peace in Europe should be a signal not for Panglossian optimism but for redoubled Europeans to be vigilant against the risk of new conflicts, large and small.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    A Conversation With Judy Dempsey
    Jan Techau December 20, 2013

    In Strategic Europe’s final blog post of 2013, Jan Techau and Judy Dempsey discuss the major issues that are (and should be) on the EU’s foreign policy agenda.

     
  • Other Publications
    Which Energies for Which Transition? China, United States, Germany, and U.K.
    Deborah Gordon, Andreas Löschel, Jim Skea, Wang Tao December 6, 2013 Université Total - Energy Days

    A new energy transition faces the United States as it shifts from oil scarcity to potential abundance.

     

Carnegie Experts on United Kingdom

  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Associate

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

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  • Oz Hassan
    Visiting Scholar
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Hassan is one of the United Kingdom’s foremost authorities on democracy promotion and democracy assistance programs and a leading scholar on U.S. foreign policy.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Nicholas Wright
    Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

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

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