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