Sophia Besch

Sophia Besch

Research fellow
Areas of expertise 

NATO, European defence, German foreign policy

Twitter 
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Daniel Keohane and Sophia Besch on the future of European Defence after Brexit and Trump

28 February 2017
Daniel Keohane and Sophia Besch discuss how Brexit will affect EU defence cooperation and if and how Theresa May can use the UK’s special relationship with the United States to get a better deal from Europeans.
For more on this topic please see Sophia Besch's policy brief: EU defence, Brexit...
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).

CER podcast: CER researchers review the year 2016

21 December 2016
Charles Grant, Simon Tilford and Ian Bond review the political themes and events that shaped 2016.

CER podcast series: The economics of populism, episode five

15 December 2016
In this episode, Martin Sandbu and Christian Dustmann discuss 'How should governments respond to migration fears?'
CER podcast series: The economics of populism, episode two

CER podcast series: The economics of populism, episode two

25 November 2016
In this episode, David Willetts and Nicholas Crafts discuss 'Was Brexit a rebellion against globalisation?'

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