Avascent On The Record: British and European Defense Priorities in the Era of Brexit and Trump
The results of the United Kingdom referendum to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States have broad implications for British, European and NATO defense capabilities in 2017. In this podcast, August Cole interviews Avascent Global Advisor and RUSI Senior Research Fellow John Louth on where European defense priorities should be if the US adjusts its military commitments to NATO. Equally, as Britain heads toward Brexit, European ministries and industry need to consider a future without closely linked British military capabilities. John Louth’s RUSI paper that August references can be found here: The US Third Offset Strategy: Hegemony and Dependency in the Twenty-First Century.