On 7 September 2018, the British International Studies Association (BISA) Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Working Group, in partnership with RUSI, held a roundtable on the future of the UK's relations with UN peace operations in the event of Brexit.
The Future Security Partnership with the EU keeps options open for future security cooperation – but the UK will have to decide how much sovereignty it is prepared to give up to maintain current levels of security.
As a political and military reassurance, a recent NATO exercise in the Baltic region makes sense. But Russia’s real levers of influence over the Baltic states are not military, and NATO may not be the appropriate answer.
To remedy the growing imbalance between its spending on defence, development and diplomacy, the UK government must reverse cuts to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s budget. In the long term, the...