Mirza Smajić – Veldin Kadić
Brexit and the “New” Transatlantic Relations: Potential Reflections on the Strategic Re-Positioning and Development of the Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union
(Brexit a „nové“ transatlantické vzťahy: možné úvahy o strategickom presmerovaní a rozvoji spoločnej bezpečnostnej a obrannej politiky Európskej únie)
Politické vedy, Volume 23, Number 2/2020, pages 200-218
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SMAJIĆ, M. – KADIĆ, V. 2020. Brexit and the “New” Transatlantic Relations: Potential Reflections on the Strategic Re-Positioning and Development of the Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union. In Politické vedy. [online]. Vol. 23, No. 2, 2020. ISSN 1335 – 2741, pp. 200-218. Available at: https://doi.org/10.24040/politickevedy.2020.23.2.200-218
This article analyses emergence and development of the Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union and the role of key countries (Berlin-Paris-London axis) in that process. The aim of the paper is to detect the internal and external obstacles and challenges to the integration of this policy with specific focus on the Brexit and “new” transatlantic relations. In this regard, the authors aim to explore how withdrawal of the United Kingdom of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as Europe`s strongest military country, from the European Union will reflect on the future development and integration of the Common Security and Defence Policy of European Union and “new” transatlantic partnership that had begun by Donald Trump`s election for the President of the United States of America. Authors hold that these two challenges set the future integration of the Common Security and Defence Policy into the limbo and further consider that French-German partnership and relationships with the countries of the “New Europe” will be crucial to the new strategic positioning of this policy and in eliminating negative implications of the aforementioned challenges.
Key words: Brexit, European Union, Common Security and Defence Policy, NATO, Transatlantic cooperation