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Published on: July 12, 2016
Episode 126: Brexit, NATO, and the EU

Relevant Reading:

A Tale of Two Cities
Eliot A. Cohen

NATO Must Invest Real Money to Stay in Business
Andrew A. Michta

Good evening, listeners! We have another excellent episode for you this week as Richard Aldous speaks with two podcast veterans: first Eliot A. Cohen about Brexit and the EU, and then Andrew A. Michta on NATO and European defense spending.

Eliot A. Cohen discusses Theresa May’s succession of David Cameron as British prime minister and looks ahead to the task that lays before her. He expresses confidence in Britain’s ability to handle leaving the EU, and points out that Brexit should force elites to look at why they were caught out by the referendum, which could make this a positive thing for the UK in the long run.

Then, Andrew A. Michta discusses what went on at a recent NATO summit in Poland, pointing out that the meeting produced a serious commitment to the three Baltic states and Poland. He examines the role the United States needs to play in the EU, and looks at how Brexit is going to impact the strength of NATO and the EU.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes where you can also leave a review, and follow Eliot A. Cohen @cohen_eliot, Andrew A. Michta @andrewmichta, and Richard Aldous @RJAldous on Twitter.

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