Defence and Security in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement: The Missing Piece

Brexit Institute Working Paper Series, No 2/2021

12 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2021

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Ben Tonra

University College Dublin (UCD)

Date Written: February 5, 2021

Abstract

This working paper first assesses the UK’s pivotal place in European security and defence and its traditionally ambivalent approach towards the EU’s development of a security and defence policy. It goes on to explain the absence of any immediate EU-UK defence relationship post Brexit, its implications, and the medium-term prospects for such a relationship. It concludes by suggesting that both partners – while suffering a net loss because of Brexit – nonetheless have vital strategic interests in crafting such a bilateral partnership.

Keywords: UK, Brexit, CFSP, CSDP, security, defence, European Union

Suggested Citation

Tonra, Ben, Defence and Security in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement: The Missing Piece (February 5, 2021). Brexit Institute Working Paper Series, No 2/2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3780021 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3780021

Ben Tonra (Contact Author)

University College Dublin (UCD) ( email )

Belfield
Belfield, Dublin 4 4
Ireland

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