Richard English

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Richard English is director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast and editor of “The Cambridge History of Terrorism” (Cambridge University Press, 2021).

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Foreign Policy Essay

How Would Brexit Affect Counterterrorism?

Editor’s Note: As Brexit looms, predictions of chaos dominate the headlines. Brexit’s critics have expressed fears of financial disaster, the collapse of key services and risks to the security of the United Kingdom. Richard English of Queen’s University assesses how Brexit might affect U.K. and European counterterrorism. He argues that counterterrorism cooperation is likely to continue and that, on this issue at least, the danger of Brexit to the United Kingdom is minimal.

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Foreign Policy Essay

How Conflicts (Don’t) End

Editor’s Note: May 22, 2018, marked the twentieth anniversary of referenda in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland that laid the groundwork for one of the most celebrated peace accords in the modern erathe so-called "Good Friday" agreement that ended Catholic-Protestant violence in Northern Ireland and transformed the Provisional Irish Republican Army from terrorist group to political party.