10 09, 2021

EVENT: Climate Change: European responses to a global challenge

By |2021-09-21T13:09:41+00:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Climate Change, Europe, Forthcoming Events|Tags: , , , |

Joint event by the Federal Trust with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute Tuesday, 12th October 2021 17.00 – 19.00 (BST) Webinar on Zoom REGISTER HERE   The COP26 meeting, hosted by the UK in November, will turn the spotlight on the global challenge of tackling climate change. At our webinar, [...]

1 09, 2021

Angela Merkel, Britain and Europe: a view from offshore

By |2021-09-02T11:23:42+00:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe, Global|Tags: , , , , |

This essay was commissioned by Léo Keller on behalf of the Blogazoi blog, as part of a collection to be published following the German election.   It is over 21 years since Angela Merkel took over from Wolfgang Schäuble as leader of the CDU, Germany’s most consistently successful political party. Schäuble, the [...]

31 08, 2021

A Great Reset in Afghanistan?

By |2021-08-31T08:20:43+00:00August 31st, 2021|Categories: Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

In this new video, two geopolitical experts - Anatol Lieven and Raffaello Pantucci - discuss the real consequences of current events in Afghanistan. They conclude that some of the feared consequences may be exaggerated, while other consequences have not yet been properly considered: SPEAKERS: Anatol Lieven is senior research fellow [...]

10 06, 2021

The future of the multilateral, rule-based international order

By |2021-06-25T11:03:32+00:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: 2021, EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence, Global|Tags: , , , , , , |

Held on 22nd June 2021 Jointly organised by The Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute   75 years after the multilateral international order was established through the foundation of the United Nations, it is now facing major challenges. Under attack from unilateralist leaders such as Donald Trump, and faced [...]

22 01, 2021

Navalny arrest an early test for Biden, EU and the ‘new transatlantic relationship’

By |2021-01-22T13:27:52+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Europe, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

This article was first published in Italian by EuractivItalia.   One thing we have come to expect of Russia is the unexpected. No one predicted the gains made by the Russian opposition in regional elections in Eastern Kharabosk last September. Nor that this would lead to a botched assassination attempt [...]

12 01, 2021

Britain As A Neutral State? Britain’s Defence Dilemmas post Brexit

By |2021-01-12T12:24:35+00:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence, Global|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

“We are experiencing the brain death of NATO” argued President Macron of France after a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Paris, November 28, 2019. Britain’s decision on a future defence strategy appears to contain the seeds of further confusion and torpor, particularly as the country becomes more [...]

21 12, 2020

No EU Deal -> No US Deal: US-EU again aligned, UK out in the cold

By |2020-12-23T13:55:39+00:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Foreign Policy & Defence, Global|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The probable future of a no-deal UK is gloomy. The direct economic damages are only the beginning. A non-deal or inadequate deal with the EU, exacerbating the troubles in Scotland and Northern Ireland, will kill the prospects for a meaningful deal with the US; Congress has already laid down the [...]

19 11, 2020

Biden changes the Brexit options

By |2020-11-20T12:04:15+00:00November 19th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Trade|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Biden and the U.S. Congress are dead set against a no-deal Brexit. The Irish lobby isn’t just strong at this time; Biden as an Irish Catholic fully identifies with it. They will not give the UK a trade deal unless the agreement with the EU on Northern Ireland is fully [...]

2 11, 2020

Event video: The US Presidential Elections 2020 – What’s at stake?

By |2020-11-14T12:58:55+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: 2020, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"The US Presidential Elections 2020 - What's at stake?" 28th October 2020 Joint webinar organised by The Federal Trust with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation  and Global Policy Institute Speakers: Professor Anatol Lieven Professor at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Qatar, Visiting Professor in the War Studies Department of King’s College London, and [...]

4 09, 2020

A Weird Midsummer Night’s Dream

By |2020-09-04T13:33:17+00:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Isador Strakhovsky (also known as Ira Straus) On a late summer day in a 2020 that was already surreal, German medics announced that Alexei Navalny had been poisoned by Novichok. It was the same poison that had been used on the Skripals in Britain. Strange things transpired in the [...]

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