After the Scottish Referendum: What are the Future Transatlantic Security Implications?
Please join us for a post-Scottish referendum discussion on its future security implications for the United Kingdom, the U.S., and NATO. The independence referendum raised a number of questions about Scotland’s future including its defense policies and nuclear identity, which the Scottish National Party (SNP) proposed to revoke in its Defense White Paper. As Scotland is home to the UK’s Trident nuclear program, a vote in favor of independence would have had profound security implications for Scotland, Britain, and NATO. Although Scotland ultimately chose to remain within the United Kingdom, what will greater devolution of powers to Edinburgh mean for foreign and national security policy? Will Scotland be granted greater decision making powers over its role in Britain’s defense and security framework? If so, will this impact Trident’s modernization program? What impact, if any, will next year’s Strategic Defense and Security Review (SDSR) have on Scotland? How will operations in the Middle East and NATO’s engagement in Central Europe impact the UK’s defense budget? Our panelists will engage in a timely discussion of the challenges of retaining a robust defense and national security posture amid domestic and geopolitical uncertainty.
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After the Scottish Referendum:What Are the Future Transatlantic Security Implications?
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Browne of Ladyton
Chairman, European Leadership Network;
Vice Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative; and
Former UK Secretary of State for Defense and Scotland
Mr. Franklin C. Miller
Principal, The Scowcroft Group;
Former Special Assistant to the President; and
Former Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control, National Security Council
Ms. Heather A. Conley
Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and
Director of the CSIS Europe Program