Doug Bedell — June 29, 2016, 1:08 pm

What About the Security Implications of Brexit?

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The British electorate’s vote to leave the European Union “could have profound foreign policy consequences, weakening the web of Western institutions and alliances that have helped guarantee international peace, stability, and security for the 70 years since the end of World War II,” a writer for Government Security News notes.

“‘Brexit’ has no direct effect on NATO,” he adds, “but the referendum was seen positively in the Kremlin, where its leaders view ‘Brexit’ as confirmation that Europe is weak and disunited. This could encourage a more aggressive Russian stance against NATO, viewing Europe as weak and disunited and encourage a more aggressive stance in the future.”

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