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Britain, the EU and the Future of Europe: A Geostrategic Perspective

‘Brexit’ could exacerbate some of the trends that are already disrupting the post-1945 European order

Any discussion of a potential ‘Brexit’ should be set against the backdrop of an increasingly convulsive European landscape. The merits and shortcomings of the European Union should be judged not in isolation, but through the lens of their implications upon a broader post-war European order that Britain has helped to build and sustain for nearly seven decades. US strategic retrenchment, Germany’s economic and political pre-eminence within the EU, an

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