Policy area: Europe

Reports

Working hand in hand?

This report from UK think tank the Centre for European Reform makes recommendations on how the UK and its European allies could better co-ordinate their support to Ukraine.. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was a watershed moment in European security. So far, Britain, Germany and other European countries have worked closely to support Ukraine. But Russia...

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Combating kleptocracy: lessons from the response to Russia’s war in Ukraine

This report from UK think tank RUSI explores the state of efforts to combat modern kleptocracy before February 2022. Two years on from the invasion of Ukraine, this paper explores the state of efforts to combat modern kleptocracy before February 2022 and assesses how the Kremlin’s war has catalysed a range of responses from Western...

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Does it matter if Ukraine loses?

This report from UK think tank the Centre for European Reform argues that Western leaders’ hesitancy to act suggests they are underestimating the impact of Ukraine’s defeat. Western countries need to decide how much Ukraine’s security matters to them. There seems to be a sizeable gap between most leaders’ rhetoric, supporting Ukraine, and the priorities...

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Bracing for 2025: The UK and European security under a Trump presidency

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines the possibility of Donald Trump's potentially radical programme of change. This paper examines the possibility of Donald Trump’s potentially radical programme of change, both at home and abroad, with a focus on the US foreign policy programme. It outlines the economic factors underpinning US defence and security...

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Better regulation in Europe

This report from UK think the Centre for European Reform sets out an action plan for the next commission. European businesses are far more likely than US firms to cite regulation as a major obstacle to doing business. As Europe searches for ways to boost economic growth and frets about its competitiveness, the EU needs...

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Power plays

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines the trade in Russian enriched uranium. This report examines the extent of Western (European and US) dependencies on Russian enriched uranium and identifies ways in which Rosatom may be continuing to access global, including Western, nuclear fuel supply chains, despite some efforts in the US and Europe...

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Transatlantic China policy: In search of an endgame

This report from UK think tank RUSI investigates the reasons for limited transatlantic cooperation on China. This paper investigates the reasons for limited transatlantic cooperation on China in three separate but related domains: economics; security; and the multilateral system and global norms. While China policy has changed markedly on both sides of the Atlantic in...

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Helping Europe’s digital economy take off

This report from UK think tank the Centre for European Reform sets out an agenda to help Europe's digital economy take off. In the face of an ageing population and industrial challenges from global competitors, particularly China and the US, Europe must boost its productivity by fostering the digital economy. The European Commission must help...

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The threat from Russia’s unconventional warfare beyond Ukraine, 2022–24

This report from UK think tank RUSI details Russia’s unconventional military activities outside Ukraine. This report details Russia’s unconventional military activities outside Ukraine, including efforts to prepare for destabilisation in European countries, expeditionary operations in Africa to seize control of critical resources, and outreach to target audiences in the Middle East.

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Can European defence take off?

This report from UK think tank the Centre for European Reform looks at the evolving defence landscape in Europe. Europe, in the aftermath of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, is witnessing a significant shift in its defence landscape. There has been a substantial increase in defence budgets across the continent and the EU’s own role in...

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Leveraging human–machine teaming

This report from UK think tank RUSI argues that interdependent human–machine teams will be a key component of future Western efforts to deter great power war. Interdependent human–machine teams will be a key component of future Western efforts to deter great power war and, if deterrence fails, win. In this policy guide, the authors argue...

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A vital partnership

This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society will look at how strengthened UK-Taiwan ties can help maintain stable cross-strait relations. The success of the United Kingdom’s post-Brexit Indo-Pacific tilt and its security and economic interests throughout the entirety of the region are increasingly dependent on maintaining stable cross-Strait relations between Taiwan and...

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Amphibious Futures

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines how the Royal Marines will need to evolve to ensure the UK can effectively contribute to an alliance or a coalition. The report examines how the force design of the Royal Marines will need to evolve to ensure the UK can effectively contribute to the amphibious capabilities...

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Greener pastures

This report from UK think tank looks at securing the economic and environmental future of Britain's farms. England’s farmers face twin economic and environmental challenges. Two-fifths earn less than £25,000 a year, and 15% make a loss. Food exports have fallen by 13% since Brexit. Farms are responsible for polluting more rivers and lakes than...

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Beyond Brexit: public perspectives on the future UK-EU relationship

This report by UK think tank British Future analyses new research on public attitudes towards the UK’s future relationship with the EU. This British Future report analyses new research on public attitudes towards the UK’s future relationship with the EU. It covers such issues as whether people would support closer cooperation between the UK and...

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Related Events

28 May 2024

Location: BFPG 23 Grafton Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4EY

Think tank: British Foreign Policy Group

Shifting European landscapes: how the EU elections will shape UK foreign policy

This event hosted by UK think tank the British Foreign Policy Group will discuss how the EU elections will shape UK foreign policy. The British Foreign Policy Group is delighted to bring together a panel of leading European and UK foreign policy experts to explore the key issues that could determine the outcome of the...

4 June 2024

Location: Online / Brussels

Think tank: Centre for European Reform

EU fiscal policy:  is health a no-brainer public investment?

This event hosted by UK think tank the Centre for European Reform and the WifOR Institute will discuss whether health is a no-brainer public investment. The discussion will consider the following questions: As member-states start drafting and implementing their multi-year fiscal plans, which health investments should they prioritise? Does the EU's new fiscal framework sufficiently cater for...

6 June 2024

Location: Online

Think tank: Chatham House

Beyond the ballot: implications of the 2024 European elections

This event hosted by UK think tank Chatham House will  map out the stakes and challenges faced by the Union in the 2024 parliamentary elections. The 2024 European parliamentary elections serve as a crucial juncture in the European Union’s trajectory. As Europe confronts an unprecedented security threat at its borders from an imperialist Russia, the...

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The Withdrawal Agreement states that the EU and the UK should ‘use their best endeavours to conclude and ratify their new fisheries agreement by 1 July 2020’. Clearly, their best endeavours have not been enough: talks broke up on 2 July with continuing disagreement over an EU-UK fisheries agreement. The EU and the UK are...

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