Tim Oliver
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Tim Oliver is a Fritz Thyssen transatlantic post-doctoral fellow for International Relations and Security (TAPIR) at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Educated at the University of Liverpool and the London School of Economics, he has taught at UCL, LSE and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

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Britain's European Question Will Not Be Answered by an In-Out Vote

(1) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 1:46 PM

Like it or not, the idea of an in-out referendum will play a big part in the Britain's forthcoming general election. Britons might tell pollsters they care little about the topic, but Europe is woven into so many issues that it will be up there in the headlines day after...

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Europe to Britain: Our Patience is Running Out

(8) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 5:40 AM

The E.U. values Britain's membership and a "Brexit" would be felt across Europe and around the world. But Britain is not indispensable. If faced with a choice the E.U. comes first, Britain second.

Once again Europe has found itself transfixed by British politics. Scotland's independence referendum raised unease across Europe,...

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The Five Routes a British Exit from the EU Could Take

(44) Comments | Posted June 29, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Britain could exit the EU - a Brexit - as the result of a referendum leading to a negotiated withdrawal, a unilateral withdrawal without a referendum or negotiations, Britain's expulsion, steps by the EU to freeze Britain out, or the rest of the EU leaving Britain behind in a position...

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Strategic Myopia in the Fight for Scotland and the UK

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 4:04 PM

On 18 September the inhabitants of Scotland go to the polls to decide whether to end their 300 year union with the United Kingdom and instead become an independent state. Whatever the result of this historic vote, a lack of strategic thinking means the vote looks set to raise more...

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Cool the Talk of TTIP as an 'Economic NATO'

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 10:57 AM

Calling the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) an "economic NATO" seems logical enough, but the comparison should not be taken too far.

The build-up to and launch of TTIP negotiations between the United States and the European Union has led to a flurry of debate and speculation...

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The British Problem Facing a Transatlantic Trade Deal

(2) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 6:16 PM

The British Government needs a transatlantic trade deal to show the European Union works for Britain, but not only could British threats to leave the E.U. scupper the deal, a successful transatlantic deal could also weaken Britain's commitment to the EU. Britain's dilemma could weaken transatlantic relations.

For successive...

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A European Union Without Britain Is the Last Thing America Needs

(11) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 12:07 PM

Compared to the House of Commons vote on Syria, a British referendum vote to quit the European Union would have far more significant implications for the future of transatlantic relations.

The House of Commons decision not to support U.S. military action against Syria, along with opinion polls pointing...

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