Known Unknowns: EU foreign, security, and defence policy after Brexit

The EU has been through a lot in recent times. Despite some optimistic claims that 2016 would be “a time of awakening” (Barnier 2017) for the Union, one must acknowledge the profundity of the existential crisis it presently faces: the United Kingdom’s (UK) referendum on EU membership, the arrival of President Donald Trump in the White House, autocratic regimes on the rise in its near-abroad, continuing instability in the Middle East, rising geopolitical tension, terrorist attacks on European capitals, and the seemingly unstoppable march of populism at home.

In light of all this, Benjamin Martill and Monika Sus examine the future of EU foreign, security, and defence policies after Brexit.

Known Unknowns

Benjamin Martill is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dahrendorf Forum and co-editor of  Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the Futures of Europe, which is due out later this year.

Monika Sus is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance and is responsible for the umbrella project within the Dahrendorf Forum.