ECFR’s director Mark Leonard talks with Tom Nuttall, author of the Charlemagne column in the Economist, and Susi Dennison, director of ECFR's European Power programme, about May's real reasons for calling elections and the implications for the Brexit negotiations.
The podcast was recorded on 21st April 2017.
Alexander Betts & Paul Collier, Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
Emmanuel Macron, Révolution
Christopher H. Achen & Larry M. Bartels, Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government
Michael Gove, Now we’ll find out what Mayism stands for, The Times, 21st April 2017
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Hard Borders of the Mind: Brexit, Northern Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement (Commentary)
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In an already divided society, the uncertainty of Brexit could breed instability.
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Nick Witney - 21 March 2017
Britain’s departure from the EU may make the case for its nuclear deterrent replacement harder to sustain.
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