The Tipperary Peace Convention announced today that Council on Foreign Relations President Richard N. Haass is to receive the 2013 Tipperary International Peace Award for his significant role in assisting the peace process in Northern Ireland.
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.