Scotch on the Rocks – Life After Brexit?

On 9-11 November 2017, Dr. Pauli Järvenpää, Senior Research Fellow at the ICDS, participated and contributed as a panelist to a seminar held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on the theme of “Scotch on the Rocks – Life after Brexit?”.

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Theresa May’s Cynical Election Gambit

Theresa May’s announcement on Tuesday that she will seek a snap general election in June came a shock, particularly since she had regularly insisted that no such election would be necessary and that the current parliament would continue, as planned, until the spring of 2020. In her announcement, she claimed that the UK now needed the “certainty, stability and strong leadership” that her Government could provide, and that while the country was coming together, opposition in Parliament would obstruct her Government’s delivery of the Brexit referendum result.

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Brexit and Baltic Sea Security

The result of the UK’s June 2016 referendum on continued membership of the EU was unexpected and its consequences may be wide-ranging and grave. This report considers the impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union (‘Brexit’) on the security of Estonia, the Baltic Sea region and Europe more widely. Its focus is hard security – military security and defence.

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