Issue Brief posted June 22, 2016
Why Brexit Will Promote European, British, and American Security
On June 23, Britain will hold a referendum on its membership in the European Union. Opponents of a British exit from the EU assert that a “Brexit” would be bad for both British security and the peace of Europe. Indeed, on May 9, British Prime Minister David Cameron, a supporter of Britain’s EU membership, implied that Brexit risks causing a European war.
Factsheet on June 2, 2016
Brexit and the Future of the Special Relationship
The Anglo-American Relationship Is Broad and Deep
When we talk about the Special Relationship, we usually mean defense and security cooperation between the U.S. and Britain. That cooperation takes place through NATO, though the Five Eyes community in intelligence, and bilaterally. But it’s important to remember that each nation is among the best—if not the…