RUSI JournalVolume 158Issue 4members only

Heading for a Brexit?

An introduction to the Journal's feature exploring the future of European defence, from the perspective of Sweden, Poland and Germany, should the UK leave the European Union 

David Cameron's announcement in January 2013 that a referendum on EU membership will be held by the end of 2017, should the Conservative Party win the next UK general election, could potentially herald a completely novel scenario for the European Union, with strong repercussions in both economic and defence terms. With regards to the latter, a 'Brexit' – as it has come to be known – would raise questions as to who among the remaining member states would be able, and willing

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