Dr. Robin Niblett considers the future for the EU

The EU is experiencing perhaps its most fraught period since being created in 1957. How does the situation look in a historical context and what are the implications for the EU’s future?

The Brexit is the latest vulnerability of the EU and is one that could potentially erode EU (and British) influence and make the EU an unstable partner for important allies such as Australia. Short-term security and border fears in Europe raise serious questions about Britain’s long-term relationship to the EU and how European leadership will act to maintain the strength of the union.

Dr. Robin Niblett became the Director of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) in January 2007. Before joining Chatham House, from 2001 to 2006, Dr. Niblett was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

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