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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.

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.

Economics International The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 4 – 10 March 2018

Trump announces new steel and aluminum tariffs. Brexit prompts conflict over Ireland status. FARC competes in legislative elections. New presidential elections in Sierra Leone. All in the Week Ahead. 

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

UK digests the impact of a new coalition arrangement. South Korea hosts second AIIB summit. Federal Reserve discusses 2017 rate hike. All in The Week Ahead.  UK digests the impact of a

Europe Politics

Brexit: a political earthquake in the UK

Brexit vote leads to enhanced uncertainty among British political parties as all formation scramble to enact new policies and formulate future positions

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

British politics brace for Brexit fallout. EU leaders discuss post-Brexit steps. Australia heads to the polls. European and US central bankers meet. All in The Week Ahead. Brexit fallout continues

Europe Politics

Adams arrest shows vulnerability in Northern Ireland’s rebirth

Coming ahead of EU parliamentary elections, Adams’ arrest shows the situation that hampered the Northern Irish economy for decades is still fragile. When Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was taken into

Economics Europe

Would a ‘Yes Vote’ deny Scotland EU membership?

EU member states with their own separatist movements may balk at allowing an independent Scotland to join the EU, which would have major implications for trade and universities. EU Commission