The Good Friday Agreement has brought considerable progress and relative calm to Northern Ireland since 1998, but much work remains to dampen sectarian tensions that could lead to renewed violence and threaten progress toward greater cohesion.
In January 2013, British Prime Minister David Cameron laid out plans to renegotiate the United Kingdom's membership status in the European Union and called for a 2017 referendum on Britain exiting the regional trade bloc. As discussion regarding the country's future role in Europe continues, please join Charles Kupchan and Adam Posen to assess the ramifications of this changing relationship.
Afghanistan, Syria, and Iran top the agenda during British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Washington this week. CFR’s Charles Kupchan notes an alignment of views on those issues but growing concern over London’s aloofness from Europe.
Following the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 and the six-year anniversary of the London subway bombings, please join Theresa May for a discussion on counterterrorism strategy in the United Kingdom. The meeting will focus on the nature of the threat, its evolution, the impact of events like the Arab Spring, and the United Kingdom's response, particularly as it prepares for the 2012 Olympics.
Britain’s phone-hacking scandal is raising questions about the power and reach of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. For Columbia University’s Nicholas Lemann, the episode proves the value of expanding public media.