Weakness of the Brexit Great Britain

No "Global Britain" after Brexit: Brexit weakens British foreign and security policy; a bilateral integration is nevertheless in the German interest

Corporate editor
Science and Politics Foundation -SWP- German Institute for International Politics and Security

Abstract

Under the motto "Global Britain", the British government is trying to present Brexit as a unique opportunity to redesign its own foreign and security policy, more global, more influential and more powerful. The core elements are global networking and bilateral ... more

Under the motto "Global Britain", the British government is trying to present Brexit as a unique opportunity to redesign its own foreign and security policy, more global, more influential and more powerful. The core elements are global networking and bilaterally negotiated agreements that are intended to compensate for the loss of European integration. However, the upcoming Brexit seems to have weakened British foreign policy so far and, above all, shows the future non-EU state the limits of its ability to act. For Europe, a weakened and insecure neighbor can become a risk. In order to also include London in the future, Germany should intensify its bilateral relations in parallel to the Brexit negotiations and propose new formats for foreign policy consultation in Europe. (Author's presentation) ... less

Thesaurus keywords
Great Britain; EU; EU policy; Security policy; civil-military cooperation; Foreign policy; international cooperation; Interest politics; impact

classification
international relations, development policy
European politics

Free keywords
Brexit

Language document
German

Year of publication
2018

Place of publication
Berlin

Page reference
8 p.

Series of publications
SWP Update, 29/2018

ISSN
1611-6364

status
Release version; appraised

License
Deposit License - No Redistribution, No Processing