Brexit and the UK’s alternative future security and defense relationship with the European Union

Karataş, Gülşah
The UK decided to leave the EU on 23 June 2016 with a historical referendum. Brexit vote paved the way for new academic discussions on European disintegration process. There are concerns over Brexit that it could lead to a domino effect and increase the anti-EU voices among member states. There is a vital need to find a new security and defense partnership to secure the borders of Europe as reducing cooperation will not be a logical or intended option for both parties. This thesis aims to analyze alternative options for post-Brexit EU-UK security and defense relationship. It will argue that the most viable option for the UK is to establish bilateral/trilateral or multilateral relations with privileged partners while also supporting close and ambitious EU-NATO cooperation.


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G. Karataş, “Brexit and the UK’s alternative future security and defense relationship with the European Union,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. International Relations., Middle East Technical University, 2019.