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Thu, Feb 13, 2020

What Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle means

By purging two of the most important members of his government along with a cluster of other cabinet ministers on February 13, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to set his own presidential stamp on the premiership and warning that he will brook no challenge to himself or his policies.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

Politics & Diplomacy United Kingdom

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

The UK’s busy trade agenda for 2020

Post-Brexit Britain is aiming for trade agreements with the EU, the Untied States, China, and more in 2020. But negotiating such a wide range of complex trade deals in a relatively short time frame is quite a formidable challenge.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Trade United Kingdom

Mon, Feb 3, 2020

After Brexit: The road ahead

With Brexit now technically achieved, the remaining questions about the future UK-EU relationship will continue to dominate both sides in the years to come. Atlantic Council experts offered their response to the formal exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union and what lies ahead for both the UK and Europe.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Feb 3, 2020

What will Brexit mean for energy markets?

“Initial indications are that post-Brexit Britain will pay less attention to issues concerning climate change despite the fact that it is to hold COP 26 in Glasgow in November," John Roberts says.

New Atlanticist by Global Energy Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Ukraine can feed Brexit Britain

The UK is Europe's biggest food importer and Ukraine is one of the continent's top agricultural producers. This makes a post-Brexit free trade deal a potentially big win for both countries.

UkraineAlert by Bate C. Toms

Trade Ukraine

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

The economic battleground between China and the United Kingdom

The importance of the Shanghai-London Stock Connect suspension will depend on whether additional policy moves targeting large British firms will follow. In terms of tangible effects, this event causes little economic disruption, but is probably the most symbolically important use of Chinese financial sanctions thus far.

New Atlanticist by Michael Greenwald

China Financial Regulation

Sat, Jan 4, 2020

The Soleimani assassination: A view from Britain

While UK political commentators were phrasing Britain’s low-key response to the assassination as even-handedness, the actual response on the ground is likely to be anything but.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

Iran Iraq

Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Top ten risks of 2020

2020 will likely bear more resemblance to the 1930s, as some of the developments which did not reach a denouement in the past year cross the finish line. Several simmering conflicts, symptoms of a global system under strain from US President Donald J. Trump’s “anti-globalist” America First doctrine, could well reach breakpoints in 2020. This may include a shift from the mere corroding of multilateral institutions and US alliances toward total dysfunction.

New Atlanticist by Robert A. Manning, Mathew J. Burrows

China International Norms

Mon, Dec 16, 2019

The domestic fallout from the UK general election

The prime minister now has almost unfettered power, with little or no restraints from either the formal opposition parties or from within his own party. The new MPs assembling at Westminster today, many of them representing former industrial areas captured from Labour, present both a challenge and opportunity.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

Elections United Kingdom
President Trump and Prime Minister Johnson meet with each other

Sun, Dec 15, 2019

Expect an early Johnson visit to Washington

As the UK focuses on completing Brexit and developing new trading links with the rest of the world, Washington and London will likely continue to look for ways to stay aligned.

New Atlanticist by Peter Westmacott

United Kingdom