United Kingdom

Chatham House research on the UK includes British defence and security policy, UK’s relationship with the EU and the 2015 general election.

The vote to leave the European Union in June 2016 leaves the UK on the front line of some of the biggest political issues of our time.

Following on from our coverage of the referendum, Chatham House continues to provide an independent platform for debate and analysis around the issues raised by the Brexit vote and the international implications.

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The Russian embassy in Ottawa. Canada joined Britain and other allies in expelling Russian diplomats in response to the Salisbury attack. Photo: Getty Images.
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Britain’s Response to the Salisbury Attack: A Net Assessment

A staff member at the UK National Cyber Security Centre in London. Photo: Getty Images.
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Offensive Cyberattacks Would Need to Balance Lawful Deterrence and the Risks of Escalation

Sberbank offices in London. Photo: Getty Images.
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How Britain Can Respond to the Skripal Attack

A police officer stands near the scene of the attack on Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. Photo: Getty Images.
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The Skripal Attack Is a Test for the UK

Destroyed buildings in eastern Ghouta. Photo: Getty Images.
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The UK Needs to Speak With One Voice to Prevent Mass Atrocities

The ‘Brexit War Cabinet’ at Chequers. Photo: Getty Images.
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Three Reasons the EU Will Reject the ‘Brexit War Cabinet’ Proposal

Theresa May and her husband Philip visit the Yu Yuan Temple Gardens in Shanghai. Photo: Getty Images.
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May’s Visit Shows Why Britain Needs a More Strategic China Policy

Pro-EU demonstrators outside Parliament as MPs debate the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images
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EFTA Court Could Answer Post-Brexit Judicial Quandary

A London Underground train advertising the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education 2017 goes out of service. Photo: Getty Images.
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Brexit Makes It Even More Difficult for the UK to Deal With Russia

The union flag is arranged before Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker speak to reporters on 8 December. Photo: Getty Images.
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Finding a Sensible Brexit

Wood workers in Indonesia. Photo: EU FLEGT and REDD facilities.
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Forest Governance Provides UK With a Valuable Model for Expanding Sustainable Trade

Sign posted in the window of an estate agent near Parsons Green station following a bomb attack on a packed underground train on September 16, 2017. Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images
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Tighter Controls on Explosive Materials is Vital Factor in Response to Terrorism

Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer campaigns in a Leave-voting area in Wales during the 2017 UK general election. Photo: Getty Images.
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Labour Faces the Need to Reconcile With Working Class Brexit Supporters

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has recognized the societal value of empowering women in the past. Photo: Getty Images.
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For the UK, a Feminist Foreign Policy Is Both the Right Thing to Do and Smart Strategy

David Davis and Michel Barnier shake hands as Brexit negotiations begin in Brussels. Photo: Getty Images.
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Britain's Key Task Is to Achieve a Soft Transition to a Hard Brexit

The House of Commons Chamber. Photo: Getty Images.
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UK Election Result May Lead to a More Democratic and Accountable Brexit

Theresa May arrives for a televised campaign interview. Photo: Getty Images.
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Britain’s Narrowing Polls Throw the Unwritten Laws of Politics into Question

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How Much Will Brexit Cost?

Art installation 'The Globe' at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Photo: Getty Images.
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Planning for Post-Brexit Britain’s Place on the Global Stage

7 May: Emmanuel Macron addresses supporters in Paris after winning the presidential election. Photo: Getty Images.
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What Does Emmanuel Macron’s Victory Mean for Europe and for Brexit?

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