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UK Integrated Review: a basis for more Euro-British cooperation?

04 May 2021 - 13:21
Bron: The Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to President-elect of the United States Joe Biden from his office inside No10 Downing Street. Photo by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street / Flickr

This analysis has previously been published in Atlantisch perspectief nr.2, 2021, the magazine of the Atlantic Commission.

The UK’s Integrated Review is a blueprint for British foreign and security policy in the post-Brexit era.1 It is the UK government’s attempt to turn Boris Johnson’s slogan of “Global Britain” into policy reality. Many of its key proposals - the ambitious defense spending plans, the nuclear modernization program and the “tilt” to the Indo-Pacific - have all generated headlines. But while the document gives a clearer sense of the UK’s ambitions and priorities in the post-Brexit environment, it also raises a number of questions about the UK’s relationship with Europe.

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