The UK’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy explicitly stated that the Euro-Atlantic region is critical to the UK’s security and prosperity, and that European allies will remain vital partners post-Brexit. Among other things, the programme will consider what this means in practice.
European security is at an inflection point. The continent’s strategic environment is more complex and demanding than at any time since the end of the Cold War. There are several geopolitical developments that could significantly transform the contemporary European security environment: the return of great power competition; Brexit and growing political fragmentation across the continent; the US pivot to Asia; and the continuing evolution of the European security architecture.
As European powers and groupings respond to these challenges and adapt their approaches to confront them, navigating this complex environment is an imperative for the UK. The programme analyses these developments to assess the impact on the UK and identify opportunities and options for UK policymakers.
Dr Neil Melvin
Director, International Security
Research Fellow for European Security
Peter Jones CMG
Professor Michael Clarke
Vice Admiral Patrick Chevallereau
Senior Associate Fellow