Search: Brexit,United Kingdom (14 materials)


Maxine David: The UK Has Acted as a Cautionary Tale to Other EU Countries

... in Moscow, the RIAC editorial team sat down with Dr Maxine David, Lecturer in European Studies at Leiden University and Research Fellow at the Global Europe Centre at the University of Kent. The discussion was focused on the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, how a new generation of voters could potentially tilt referendum polls and what UK experts are doing to ensure their research on the matter stays impartial. Regarding the heated Brexit situation, please share your opinion on whether or not there ...


Ian Bond: EU Is Always Open to Dialogue with Russia, but It All Depends on the Terms

... foreign policy. In this interview, RIAC gets Bond’s take on current political developments in and around the EU and what such developments mean for the future of Europe. How do you see the EU without the UK in the near future? What Difference Will Brexit Make to Britain and the EU? Discussion with Ian Bond at RIAC I think politically the UK is a very active player in EU foreign policy and the EU risks becoming a more passive actor in the international arena without the UK, losing interest in issues ...


What Difference Will Brexit Make to Britain and the EU? Discussion with Ian Bond at RIAC

... traditional economic relations with its traditional partners and how will it attract investors in conditions when it ceases to be an integrated part of the EU? How will the UK build economic relations with third countries once it leaves the free trade area? Brexit will definitely touch upon the issues of the foreign policy of the United Kingdom, that over the years of the EU’s existence has become accustomed to EU’s assistance in achieving its foreign policy goals. Great Britain is now facing several challenges: How will relations between Northern Ireland and the Republic ...


Weimar 2.0 and Russia

... already in the West, and in Europe in particular, they talk of Weimar or Weimar syndrome alluding to the rise of the protest “populism”, collapse of political centre and the outcomes of direct democracy (meaning not only the referendum in Britain on Brexit, but the Trump phenomenon as well, i.e. his doing away with all intermediaries, be it party machine, traditional media or donors, in communicating with his electorate). That refers us to the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the Nazis coming ...


RIAC and the EU Delegation Hold an Urban Breakfast “Brexit — a reminder of what the EU really is about”

... in the framework of the "Public Diplomacy. EU and Russia Project", in cooperation with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). On February 28, 2019, the Dostoevsky Library hosted an Urban Breakfast Úrbi et órbi on the topic “Brexit — a reminder of what the EU really is about”. The discussion took place in the framework of the ninth meeting of the EU-Russia Expert Network on Foreign Policy, an initiative of the EU Delegation to Russia in the framework of the "Public ...


Breakfast discussion at the Dostoevsky library “Brexit — a reminder of what the EU really is about”

... organize a breakfast discussion at the Dostoevsky library on 28 February at 10.00. The EU Delegation to Russia together with the Russian International Affairs Council organize a breakfast discussion at the Dostoevsky library on 28 February at 10.00. The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 at 11 pm UK time, a little less than three years after the Brexit referendum on 23 June 2016, when 51.9 percent of those who voted supported the withdrawal. The British society and political elite remain divided on the issue. Prime Minister Theresa May failed to gain a majority in Parliament for the Withdrawal ...


The Brexit Intrigue and Theresa May’s Future

May’s future will be hanging in the air. Probably she will resign of her own free will. That said, she will certainly perform her “historic” mission by plunging the country into “a tough Brexit” The decision to postpone until late January the December 11 vote in the House of Commons on the Withdrawal Agreement stipulating the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union, agreement approved by the EU on November 25, created real ...


Philip Ingram: Using HUMINT in Cyberspace Is Best to Fight Extremists Online

... either to return home with a new identity or to set up terror cells in some European countries. The extent of this infiltration is not known, and that is causing various security agencies a real headache. In your assessment, what are the implications of Brexit in terms of security? Before the referendum, former head of MI6 Richard Dearlove said that “the truth about Brexit from a national security perspective is that the cost to Britain would be low.” Do you agree? Philip Ingram: Security across ...


Kathy Leach: UK Needs to Look at Wider European Neighborhood

With Brexit and UK-EU talks all over news, everyone is worried about what is to come for Great Britain in both domestic and foreign dimensions. Kathy Leach, Joint Head at Policy Unit of Foreign and Commonwealth Office, shares her views on the possible foreign ...


Britain Seeks Closer Links with China in a Post-Brexit World

... friends or enemies, only permanent interests. (The same man in 1841 famously dismissed Hong Kong as “a barren rock”.) It is these “permanent interests” which seem to have triumphed in Sino-British relations after a minor hiccup which followed the Brexit referendum in the summer. Things came to a head in September, 2016 when Jim O'Neill, the UK Treasury minister leading trade talks with China, suddenly resigned from the government in a row over relations with Beijing. Lord O'Neill is the former ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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