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 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.
Stephen Biddle, Roger Hertog Senior Fellow for Defense Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses whether the costs of the war in Afghanistan outweigh the benefits for the West and highlights that maybe the situation in Pakistan is a much greater security risk.
The Netherlands will also pursue international solutions from the outset – more so than in the past... international co-operation is the only way to increase the low returns on the sum of European defence expenditure.
Post 9/11 NATO initiated a transformation process that would have profound consequences for its role as a collective defence organization, including its relations with the United Nations’ system of collective security.