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Europe Politics

Irish backstop: PM risks future of the Union

New assurances regarding the backstop will likely secure Brexit, but it would also inflame nationalist passions in Ireland which would threaten the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom

Europe Security

Brexit effect on security in the UK

The downstream effects of Brexit, and particularly a no-deal Brexit, have harrowing consequences for the safety of Britons. If there is no deal on 29 March, the UK’s counterterrorism and policing operations risk being significantly burdened by borders  and hindered by restrictions on intelligence sharing.

Europe Politics

Will Brexit be the backdoor to a united Ireland?

Amid doubts over whether Theresa May can deliver a Brexit deal that avoids a hard Irish border, Winthrop Rodgers assesses whether the result will be a renewed push for a united Ireland.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 21-27 May

Colombian presidential elections threaten political system. Irish referendum divides country. Barbados goes to the polls. All in The Week Ahead. COLOMBIA: Presidential election threatens to whipsaw the political system This

Economics Politics

Theresa May’s evolving Brexit strategy

The transition agreement between the UK and EU means that although the UK will officially leave the EU in March 2019, it will still remain in the customs union and single market for another 21 months. The UK’s concessions are indicative of the government’s broader negotiating strategy with the EU.

Europe Security

The Islamist terrorism threat in Ireland

Following a series of incidents, Irish readiness to respond to radical Islamist terrorism is in question.

International The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 26 November – 2 December

South Korea interest rates. OPEC meets in Austria. Irish border questions derail Brexit talks. Senate considers tax bill. All in The Week Ahead. 

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Countries move to deescalate tensions between North Korea and the United States. UK may further signal its Brexit intentions with Ireland amid customs position papers. EBRD and Egypt to sign

Economics International

Looking towards Ireland to forecast Trump’s tax plan

In a GRI Guest Post, Winthrop Rodgers explores what Ireland’s economy can indicate about U.S. Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s tax plan.

Economics Europe

4 reasons Apple should have seen EU tax ruling coming

The European Commission’s recent action against Apple is the latest in a number of antitrust cases it has brought against U.S tech firms. Despite howls of protest, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager shows no sign of toning down her policy.