Nicholas Wright
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Nicholas Wright is a researcher at the University of East Anglia’s School of Political, Social and International Studies where he is currently completing his doctoral thesis on the relationship between EU member states and the Common Foreign and Security Policy. He is particularly interested in how foreign policy is made in multilateral organisations and the impact this has on nation states, and his broader research interests include European politics and British foreign policy, with a particular focus on the New Labour period (1997-2010).

Alongside his research work, he has taught and lectured on international politics and has participated in a number of international conferences. He is also blogs regularly ( on a range of issues, predominantly (but not exclusively) relating to domestic and international politics.

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The Morning After: Why the Scottish Referendum Could (and Should) Be the Making of 'New Britain'

(0) Comments | Posted 11 September 2014 | (16:12)

Over the last few days, the political class in Westminster has woken up to the real possibility that in just a week's time the United Kingdom may be consigned to history.

If voters in Scotland choose independence, we will collectively face unprecedented constitutional upheaval. But even if Scots decide to...

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A Political Flight of Fancy Perhaps, But Could 2015 Bring a British 'Grand Coalition'

(11) Comments | Posted 20 September 2013 | (00:00)

There is a distinct possibility that this weekend's federal elections in Germany will deliver a repeat of 2005: no clear winner and a so-called 'Grand Coalition' of the centre-right CDU and centre-left SPD. While coalition is the normal state of affairs in Germany, the fact that once again...

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Irrelevance, isolation and weakness: the real price of Tory Europhobia

(4) Comments | Posted 25 July 2012 | (12:42)

Last week I visited Portsmouth for the first time in years. One of the historical homes of Britain's navy down the centuries, today it feels more like a quiet backwater with just continental ferries to disturb the peace. On my last visit, shortly after the Task Force had returned from...

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