"In a period of significant change in Britain, Clarke and Ramscar have outlined some of the key security challenges facing the United Kingdom in the coming decades. The questions raised in this book, as well as the authors' call for a new emphasis on long-term strategic thought, merit our attention." Henry A. Kissinger
Month: Nov 2019
Looking beyond BREXIT: what future for the European defence sector? by Peter Watkins
Looking beyond BREXIT: what future for the European defence sector? Peter Watkins thinks about the way Britain’s European defence partners will react to Brexit. He states that ‘European security against growing threats in a world of renewed great power competition – what one might call real European security – will be heavily influenced by the …
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Tipping Point on BFBS Radio
After discussing consensus and capability challenges facing NATO, Michael answers questions from presenter Kate Gerbeau and defence analyst Christopher Lee on Tipping Point published today. To tune in to this section, listen here from 19 minutes onwards.
Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph
See here for the full column by Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph, 27 November 2019.
Tipping Point review by Nick Watts
“ “It's a good time to be a policy analyst, not so good to be a policy maker"; so said Professor Michael Clarke, just before he ended his tenure as Director General of the Royal United Services Institute in 2015. With this book he and his co-author Helen Ramscar, have taken a deep dive into …
About the Book
Newly published book calls for a new British approach to the security problems Britain will face in the 2020s. At the turn of the decade, it says, we are already at a ‘Tipping Point’. Tipping Point: Britain, Brexit and Security in the 2020s, Michael Clarke and Helen Ramscar, London, I.B. Tauris / Bloomsbury, 2019. Published …
The writing of Tipping Point
This book began from a growing sense between us that the future for British security would be more difficult than in its recent past; a sense that world politics were beginning to move against Britain’s natural best interests but also that the country was struggling to grasp quite what was happening, or the speed at …
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