Posts by Colin Fleming

Colin Fleming on the NATO membership prospects of an independent Scotland. This blog was originally published on the Scottish Global Forum. Scotland’s defence debate has revolved around two key but interrelated policy positions.  Firstly, the Scottish Government’s intention to maintain Scotland’s... Read more
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Colin Fleming investigates issues relating to the ongoing defence debate. There are several important  issues relating to the ongoing defence debate; not least questions about force structure, defence cooperation, and the proposed phased transition of forces from the UK to a future Scottish Defence... Read more
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The White Paper sets out a comprehensive and realistic defence blueprint in the event of Independence. While some of the Scottish Government (SG) defence aspirations will be shaped through negotiation, on NATO membership its proposed defence structure, and its commitments to serving personnel, the... Read more
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by Colin Fleming, Research Fellow, Project Leader on Defence and Security, Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change The White Paper sets out a comprehensive defence blueprint in the event of Independence. While some of the Scottish Government (SG) defence aspirations will be shaped through... Read more
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Writing in the Herald, Dr Colin Fleming explores the defence capacity of an independent Scotland in light of the report issued by Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond which suggests security risks for Scotland.  On Tuesday morning the Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond,... Read more
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