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How will defence and security be affected by Brexit?

A failure to compromise will see both the UK and EU lose out

By Alexandra Hall & James Black  

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Defence and security were not critical issues to those who voted for the UK to leave the European Union. Since the referendum, these topics have remained in the background, with trade and migration issues still dominating Brexit discussions. Nonetheless, the decision to leave the EU creates fresh challenges for UK and European security—deepening uncertainty at a time when little certainty exists.

Policymakers face the complicated task of untangling the…

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