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

The UK’s Chaotic Brexit Slide Towards 2021

By |2020-12-23T13:55:07+00:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Coronavirus, Devolution, Europe, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence, Scotland, UK Constitution, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

With Covid gridlock in Kent, chaotic borders have arrived earlier than expected, although stockpiling ahead of the end of the transition was already causing queues and a glimpse into the UK’s difficult post-Brexit future. As talks and haggling continue over fishing, one thing is clear: deal or no deal, four [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

31 07, 2020

End of ‘golden era’ in UK-China relations goes beyond any US meddling

By |2020-07-31T08:08:16+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

This article was first published in South China Morning Post. With the fifth anniversary of the China-Britain Comprehensive Strategic Partnership approaching, it is remarkable to see how dramatically this much-heralded “golden era” of relations has turned into one of deepening mistrust and bitter acrimony. In the past few weeks, Prime [...]

2 06, 2020

Diverging EU and US foreign policies are pitching up on opposite sides of China’s Great Wall

By |2020-06-04T09:16:04+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

by Bob Savic Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute, Nottingham University; Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute; 2nd June 2020   The Chinese government’s announcement of a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong has encountered distinctively restrained responses from policymakers and officials in Brussels and other [...]

27 05, 2020

“A Far Away Country” and how Britain could exit NATO

By |2020-06-04T11:20:16+00:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Europe, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence|Tags: , , |

A Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 Lightning II takes off from Keflavík Airport in Iceland as part of NATO’s Air policing mission. Photo copyright: NATO by Dr Andrew BlackSenior Research Fellow at Global Policy Institute; Senior Research Fellow, Brunel Business School 27th May 2020 How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that [...]

17 10, 2019

NATO at 70: Poland in today’s Europe

By |2020-06-15T10:20:41+00:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: 2019, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence, Global|Tags: , , , |

18th November 2019 Joint event with the Polish think tank Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies Presentation of the publication: NATO: 1949 - 1999 - 2019. The 20 years of Poland in the 70 years of the Alliance(click to download the report in pdf format) The 70th anniversary of NATO establishment, [...]

17 07, 2019

The EU and Russia – What kind of neighbours?

By |2020-06-15T10:23:22+00:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: 2019, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence|Tags: , , |

17th September 2019 Speakers: Sir Rodric Braithwaite GCMGFormer British Ambassador in Moscow (1988 - 1992); Author of "Across the Moscow River: The World Turned Upside Down"; "Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War" and "Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979–89" Mary DejevksyWriter and Broadcaster; former foreign correspondent in [...]