RUSI JournalVolume 160Issue 5members only

Britain, ‘Brexit’ and the Balkans

Leaving the EU would have a negative impact on the UK’s ability to influence defence and security issues in the Western Balkans

A British decision to leave the European Union (in what has become known as a potential ‘Brexit’) could have a significant effect on the UK’s relationship with the Western Balkans, argues James Ker-Lindsay. It would almost certainly reduce the country’s influence over Bosnia and Herzegovina and its ability to shape the process of engagement between Serbia and Kosovo. At the same time, the UK would gain no material advantage in terms of its ability to

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