Past eventInvitation Only

Disunited Kingdom? Foreign Policy Implications of the Scottish Referendum

16 July 2014 - 08:45 to 10:30

Chatham House, London



Two months in advance of Scotland’s independence referendum, this roundtable will consider how the result might affect the UK’s international influence and its standing among allies, as well as the wider implications for the European Union and NATO.

  • To what extent would the UK’s international status be diminished by Scotland leaving the union? How would relationships with key allies, the EU and other international institutions be affected?
  • What role could an independent Scotland play internationally? Would separation from the UK set a precedent for other independence movements across Europe?
  • What would be the implications of a ‘no’ vote for future UK foreign policy? Would the perception of Britain being a nation suffering an ‘identity crisis’ be laid to rest?

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.