Sophia Besch

Sophia Besch

Research fellow
Areas of expertise 

NATO, European defence, German foreign policy

Twitter 
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CER podcast: Charles Grant on Theresa May's emerging Brexit deal

07 March 2017
Discussion on the process of deciding the British position in Brexit negotiations, the value of the UK’s ‘trump cards’ and why European officials are pessimistic about finding a good agreement.
Britische Trümpfe: London wird die Sicherheitspolitik in den Brexit-Verhandlungen nutzen wollen

Britische Trümpfe: London wird die Sicherheitspolitik in den Brexit-Verhandlungen nutzen wollen

German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
01 March 2017
Premierministerin Theresa May hat signalisiert, bei den Austrittsverhandlungen mit der EU auch Großbritanniens militär- und sicherheitspolitisches Gewicht in die Waagschale werden zu wollen – ein riskantes Spiel für die EU, aber auch für die Briten.

A quantum solace - defence in Brexit negotiations

Berlin Policy Journal
01 March 2017
The UK's exit negotiations with the EU have not yet officially begun, but it is already becoming clear that no policy area will remain unaffected - not even security and defence policy cooperation.

CER podcast: Daniel Keohane on the future of European Defence after Brexit and Trump

28 February 2017
Discussion on how Brexit will affect EU defence co-operation and how the UK can use its special relationship with the US to get a better deal from Europeans.
CER podcast: What free movement means to Europe and why it matters to Britain

CER podcast: What free movement means to Europe and why it matters to Britain

16 February 2017
Discussion on the politics and economics that underlie differing views of free movement in the UK and Europe.

CER podcast: Kori Schake on Donald Trump and what he means for Europe

09 February 2017
Kori Schake discusses how European leaders should approach the Donald Trump presidency, the real checks and balances of the American political system and why she is optimistic about the NATO Summit.

ZDF: Brexit

26 January 2017
Sophia Besch speaks to ZDF about the Supreme Court Ruling and how it is unlikely that Parliament will oppose a hard Brexit. (From 03:15)
CER podcast: 5 questions on Trade, Trump and TTIP

CER podcast: 5 questions on Trade, Trump and TTIP

16 January 2017
Rem Korteweg explains what trade policy under Trump will look like, if and how European governments can save TTIP, and what to make of a US-UK trade deal.

Will the EU get serious on defence?

Prospect
26 December 2016
Faced with deteriorating security at borders, tensions between Russia and the west, the migration crisis and the threat of terrorism, Europeans feel that the EU is not doing enough to protect them.

The Telegraph: Sophia Besch on Merkel and the Berlin terror attack

21 December 2016
German political expert Sophia Besch says Angela Merkel's facing tough questions over her asylum policy following the Berlin attack (15:54 pm).

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