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An Intimate Friendship between Scotland and the European Union?

An Intimate Friendship between Scotland and the European Union?

The Brexit is a God-given gift for Scottish nationalists.

Scotland and Brexit

Scotland and Brexit

It would be beyond ironic if the decision to reclaim ‘sovereignty’ through Brexit were to result in secession of Scotland.

The State of Secession in International Politics

The State of Secession in International Politics

The proliferation of sovereign states has been a defining feature of the post World War II era. We are living in an age of secession.

Brexit! The Result and Its Implications

Brexit! The Result and Its Implications

The UK’s exit represents a fundamental challenge for those advocates of an ‘ever closer union’ and EU leaders are conscious of the need to avoid further fragmentation.

The UK after the 2015 General Election: Doomed to Be a ‘Failed State’?

The UK after the 2015 General Election: Doomed to Be a ‘Failed State’?

Brexit is not an inevitability. In the absence of charismatic pro-European voices, the pro-EU camp will struggle to make its voice heard against eurosceptic voices.

Scotland: If Not Independence Then a Federacy?

Scotland: If Not Independence Then a Federacy?

If Scotland were to go down the federacy route, the old-age debate of whether or not Europe can be viewed as a part of its domestic competences would return.

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 2

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 2

The UK’s major parties and international partners, especially the USA, do not want the kind of security or defence posture that has been discussed in Scotland in recent months.

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 1

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 1

The UK public have an appetite for change but not for unpredictability. That makes the whole process a political minefield running up to the 2015 General Election.

Europe’s Other Crisis: Secessionism at the Gates

Europe’s Other Crisis: Secessionism at the Gates

While it is true that any member state can veto the accession bid of another state, the EU will want to avoid any possible territorial mess within its borders.

Rumsfeldian Logic and the Debate on Scottish Independence

Rumsfeldian Logic and the Debate on Scottish Independence

Whether Scotland votes yes or no in 2014, future years seem to only offer the certainty of doubt. However, we know to a certain degree where such ambiguities & uncertainties are likely to emerge.

Scottish Independence and Relations with the EU

Scottish Independence and Relations with the EU

English Eurosceptics who consider Scottish independence as an opportunity to push their country quicker towards EU exit should think again. Scotland might have the last laugh after all.

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