After 2015: The Next Security Era for Britain
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM) LONDON United Kingdom
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The great international intervention in Afghanistan is due to run down to a token presence by 2014. Foreign troops are returning home already, and their continued reduction will change the nature of the operation there. Closer to Europe, the Arab Spring has displaced more than a million people along the north coast of Africa. The efforts of those refugees to migrate toward Europe could begin to unsettle the region. Meanwhile, the European economy seems to beheading for long-term decline, and last summers rioting in the United Kingdom UK has alarmed politicians and damaged British urban areas.Looking ahead, this article argues that 2015may mark the start of a rather different security era, one in which the British government may have to determine whether the safety of its own population takes priority over supporting U.S. operations overseas.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics