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The Beginning of the End of Russia’s Estrangement from the West

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Unpredictability: Tactical Virtue Turned Strategy

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We Are Right, You Are Wrong: Russia’s Response to Brexit

Brexit will have some good consequences and some bad consequences, Russian president Vladimir Putin said in the immediate aftermath of the British vote. The president sounded restrained and impartial, leaving to lesser players the chance to cheer in public.

After Brexit: A Conversation with Baroness Catherine Ashton

Baroness Catherine Ashton and Wilson Center Director Jane Harman have a wide-ranging conversation and lively Q&A with the audience on what led to the Brexit vote, the future of Britain’s trading relationship with the EU, immigration, trade, the developing world, and the future of the US-Russia relationship, among other topics. 

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Catherine Ashton on what led to Brexit:

Brexit Fallout

Wilson Center Fellow and American University Professor Michelle Egan has been following the Brexit story since a UK exit from the EU first emerged as a possibility. Her insights into the situation provide a larger context for understanding the motivations of British voters and larger implications for the future of the European Union. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

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China isn't Insulated from Brexit's Shocks (中文)

This article was originally published at Financial Times China.

尽管人们觉得中国只是在静静地远观英国脱离欧盟,但就其对疲软的全球经济造成的动荡,英国退欧可能会使中国政策制定者的日子变得更不好过。

英国所受到的影响更为直接,以其在世界经济中的特殊地位和对投资的开放态度,英国经济在过去得益于中国投资。几年前,中国工商银行斥巨资收购伦敦商 品及外汇交易业务,中国金融机构如此规模的投资在世界范围内还是头一宗。而当中国国家外汇管理局设立主权财富基金时,将对英国商业房产和基础设施的投资作 为进军欧洲之前的测试。

正是这些投资让卡梅隆和奥斯本领导的中英“黄金时代”变得可以想象。英国是通向欧洲和全球贸易中心的一扇大门。但是失去了欧盟且越来越内向化的英国,仅凭其约湖南省大小的人口规模,对中国来说将不再是那么具有吸引力的经济伙伴。

Brexit and the Politics of Fear

I arrived London on Thursday, the day of the BREXIT referendum. London looked the same as usual—people going about their business. I saw none of the “I voted” lapel stickers or the usual campaign signs or bumper stickers, which in this case would have read “remain” or “leave,” that one would see in America on a voting day. Probably a good many Londoners were going about their business as usual, confident that the “remain” side would win handily; London supported it by a significant margin, and must have thought the rest of the country would follow suit.

Brexit Demands a Disruptive Response

The United Kingdom’s stunning vote to leave the European Union will surely disrupt many assumptions about European integration, borders, trade, political elites, the generational divide, and more. 

The response needs to be as disruptive as the referendum result. 

We Are Right, You Are Wrong: Russia’s Response to Brexit

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Brexit will have some good consequences and some bad consequences, Russian president Vladimir Putin said in the immediate aftermath of the British vote. The president sounded restrained and impartial, leaving to lesser players the chance to cheer in public.

Wilson Center Director Jane Harman Interviews Christine Lagarde on Brexit, International Security, and Greece at the Aspen Ideas Festival

While at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Wilson Center Director Jane Harman sat down with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde to discuss Brexit, international security and Greece. 

 

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