The Atlantic Council Europe Center’s #BritainDebrief is dedicated to taking on the debates of Britain’s role in the world after Brexit.

Hosting this series is senior fellow Ben Judah, and every week he is joined by guests for discussions about today’s key foreign policy issues affecting Britain and the world. Hear from leading experts, policymakers, and officials with an eye on the issues impacting the UK today, from Afghanistan to AUKUS, Brexit, COVID-19, China, kleptocracy, Russia, and more.

You can watch #BritainDebrief on YouTube and as a podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

#BritainDebrief Episodes

Britain Debrief

Feb 3, 2023

#BritainDebrief – How grave is Britain’s stagnation? | A debrief from Dr. Adam Tooze

By Ben Judah

Ben Judah spoke with Professor Adam Tooze, Director of the European Institute and Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History at Columbia University on how Britain’s economic crisis looks from a historical perspective.

Eastern Europe Economy & Business

Britain Debrief

Feb 3, 2023

#BritainDebrief – How does the Western price cap on oil work? | A Debrief from Eddie Fishman

By Ben Judah

Ben Judah spoke with Eddie Fishman, Senior Policy Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, to discuss the price cap.

Conflict Eastern Europe

Britain Debrief

Oct 13, 2022

#BritainDebrief – How do historians view the long road to war in Ukraine? | A Debrief from Mary Elise Sarotte

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah spoke with Johns Hopkins University SAIS’s Dr. Mary Elise Sarotte on the historical perspective on the war in Ukraine.

Conflict Defense Policy

Britain Debrief

Oct 7, 2022

#BritainDebrief – Is Britain’s government broken? | A Debrief from Gabriel Pogrund

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah sat down with the Sunday Times’ Whitehall Editor Gabriel Pogrund to discuss the government of Liz Truss.

Civil Society Europe & Eurasia

Britain Debrief

Sep 28, 2022

#BritainDebrief – What was the Queen’s diplomacy? | A Debrief from Professor Philip Murphy

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah spoke with Vladislav Zubok, Professor of International History at LSE and author of Collapse, on how Gorbachev saw Lenin, Europe and Ukraine.

Africa Australia

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