Northern Ireland’s economy, security and its delicate peace process will be negatively affected should the UK vote to leave the EU, argues a new article published in the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute. As the referendum debate intensifies, it claims that politicians in Westminster and Stormont have failed to address the risks to Northern Ireland associated with Brexit.
The Dutch rejection of an EU deal with Ukraine will not change much in Europe’s relations with its neighbour. But the referendum result is a serious warning for established European politicians and a barometer of a rising backlash against the EU throughout the continent.
The issues as to whether the Strategic Defence and Security Review was Treasury or policy led and whether it was conducted in too short a time for proper discussion, and consideration are now in the past. It is the implications and the unanswered questions that matter.
The latest National Security Strategy has placed tackling the cyber threat at the top of the government's security agenda - alongside threats from terrorism, war and accidental or natural disaster. In light of the extent of the cyber threat, the Government may not have allocated adequate resources to deal with it.