Beth Oppenheim

Beth Oppenheim

Researcher
Areas of expertise 

Brexit, European foreign policy, Europe/Middle East relations, migration

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You never listen to me: The European-Saudi relationship after Khashoggi

02 May 2019
The EU has avoided confronting Saudi Arabia on its violations of international law. Now is the time for recalibration: the EU needs a firm, united policy towards the kingdom.

Why Europe needs legal migration and how to sell it

20 December 2018
Europe needs migrants, and migration is inevitable. Now, European leaders must articulate a powerful case for opening legal migration channels, rather than defaulting to vote-winning policies of containment and control. 

Dead or alive? A UK-US trade deal

20 July 2018
The Chequers proposal would likely come at the cost of a transatlantic trade deal, but Theresa May is right to prioritise ties with the EU.

Beyond firefighting: An EU strategy for Gaza

29 June 2018
The EU should respond more robustly to the recent violence in Gaza. The Trump administration is not a credible mediator; the EU should step in.

Will the unity of the 27 crack?

15 March 2018
Some British politicians believe that the 27 will divide during the Brexit trade negotiations, because of their differing economic interests. But disagreements between the 27 are minor, thanks to Theresa May's red lines.

The Ukraine model for Brexit: Is dissociation just like association?

27 February 2018
Some argue that a Ukraine-style association agreement offers the UK a viable model for its future relationship with the EU, combining both ‘sovereignty’ and close economic ties.

UK + EU = Canada+?

01 December 2017
A post-Brexit deal along the lines of the EU-Canada trade agreement would do a lot of damage to the British economy. Can the UK hope for anything better?

Dig for Victory?

16 November 2017
A UK trade deal with the US will create more problems for British agriculture and food consumers than it would solve.