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Anand  Menon

Professor Anand Menon

Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs

Research interests

  • Conflict
  • Politics
  • Security

Biography

Before coming to King's, Anand was a Professor of West European Politics, and founding Director of the European Research Institute at the University of Birmingham. Prior to that he was University Lecturer in European Politics and Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford. He has held visiting positions at New York University, Columbia University and the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, amongst others. He is an associate fellow of Chatham House and Senior Associate member of Nuffield College, Oxford. He is co-editor of the journal West European Politics

Research

Anand is director of the UK in a Changing Europe a unique initiative funded by the Economic and Social Science Research Council that aims to make the findings of social scientific research available and accessible to all non-academic audiences interested in Brexit, the Brexit process and its implications.

Publications

  • Brexit and British Politics (with G. Evans) Cambridge, Polity Press, 2017, 149pp.
  • With Margaret Macmillan and Patrick Quinton Brown: Introduction: World Politics 100 years after the Paris Peace Conference, International Affairs, Issue 1, January 2019, pp. 1-5
  • With Erik Jones: Europe Between Dream and Reality, International Affairs, 95, 1, January 2019, pp. 161-180.
  • Uniting the United Kingdom: What Comes After Brexit, Foreign Affairs, July 2016.
  • With R. Minto and D. Wincott: Introduction: The UK and the European Union, The Political Quarterly, 87, pp. 174-178.
  • With J-P Salter: Britain’s influence in the EU, NIESR Review, 236, May 2016, pp. 7-14.
  • Littler England: The United Kingdom’s Retreat from Global Leadership, Foreign Affairs, Nov/Dec 2015.
  • With J Howorth: Wake Up, Europe! Global Affairs, 1,1, 2015, pp. 11-20.
  • With D Kelemen and J Slapin: The European Union: Wider and Deeper? Journal of European Public Policy, 21, 5, 2014, pp. 643-646
  • With D Kelemen and J Slapin: Wider and Deeper: Enlargement and Integration in the European Union, Journal of European Public Policy, 21, 5, 2014, pp. 664-680
  • European Defence Policy from Lisbon to Libya, Survival 53, 3,2011 pp. 75-90.
  • With Jennifer Welsh: Understanding NATO’s Sustainability: The Limits of Institutionalist Theory, Global Governance, 17, 2011, pp. 81-94
  • Beaucoup de bruit pour rien: La politique de défense européenne après le traité de Lisbonne, Politique Etrangère, 2, 2011.
  • With Christopher Bickerton and Bastien Irondelle: Security Cooperation Beyond the Nation State: The EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy. Journal of Common Market Studies, January 2011
  • Power, Institutions and the CSDP: The Promise of Institutionalist Theory, Journal of Common Market Studies, January 2011

Teaching

Currently on leave.

PhD Supervision

Currently on leave.

Expertise and engagement

Anand has written for most major national newspapers and appears frequently on the broadcast media, including flagship programmes such as Newsnight, the Today Programme, Question Time and the News Quiz.

Further Details

Research

European Foreign resized
The European Foreign Policy Research Group

The European Foreign Policy group looks at both EU as well as state foreign policies within Europe and their interconnections.

News

King's experts share their insights amid political turmoil in Westminster

Academics from the School of Politics and Economics at King’s have been sharing their insights with media amid a tumultuous few weeks for Boris Johnson’s...

TVPWorldBlick

Burning Brexit questions answered at online event

Professor Anand Menon shared his insights on Brexit at an event hosted by the School of Politics and Economics.

brexit-eu-2

New chancellor is a 'big deal' for Germany

The election of Olaf Scholz is a “big deal” for Germany but it “remains to be seen” whether the new chancellor will bring about radical change.

German flag flies in front of the Reichstag Building, Berlin

Many countries see major opportunities with 'Global Britain' according to new report

Security Studies academics featured in report which shows many countries see opportunities to expand economic, political and security ties with the UK

trade

Students pitch ideas to transform our post-Covid society at Policy Idol 2021

Students shared their inspiring solutions at this year’s final

Policy Idol 2021 2.PNG

Radio report looks closely at Government's plans to 'level-up'

Professor Anand Menon returned to his home city in Yorkshire recently for a special report into the Government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda.

Podcast by

Academic talks Brexit and Northern Ireland on Question Time

A “significant re-think” of the union in Northern Ireland shouldn’t prevent efforts to make the protocol agreed as part of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU...

Anand Menon

'Incredibly difficult' for UK and EU to strike comprehensive deal in time left

It is hard to see how the sort of comprehensive deal the UK and EU say they want can be agreed without an extension, a new report by academic think tank UK in...

The UK and EU are in the midst of trade talks

Case for extension to Brexit transition 'getting stronger'

The case for extending the Brexit transition period to allow for the UK and EU to get to grips with the coronavirus pandemic has become “much stronger”,...

Professor Anand Menon appeared before MPs on 17 March.

New report finds 'No deal' will lead to prolonged and severe political and economic uncertainty

No deal will usher in a period of prolonged uncertainty academic think tank The UK in a Changing Europe reveals.

Brexit and Union Jack flag

Events

07JunUKICEConf23

UKICE Annual Conference 2023

The UK in a Changing Europe 2023 conference will reflect on the era-defining decision to leave the European Union.

Please note: this event has passed.

09MarLevellingup_desktop

What's next for "levelling up"?

Join us to discuss the current state of the levelling up agenda.

Please note: this event has passed.

08FebMaastricht

30 Years after Maastricht

Thirty years on from the signing of the landmark Maastricht Treaty, a panel of experts will come together at King’s to reflect on its impact on Europe and the...

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

A nation stood still: How King's shared expertise following the death of The Queen

As news broke on 8 September 2022 of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, academics from King's offered their expertise to the media on what this...

queen's death tributes media image 1903 558

UK-EU defence cooperation

Gesine Weber and Professor Anand Menon

Nato

Spotlight

Enhancing political decision-making and public debate on leaving the EU

Looking at the impact of UK in a Changing Europe, five years on from the UK's Brexit referendum

Guardian Live - Brexit

Research

European Foreign resized
The European Foreign Policy Research Group

The European Foreign Policy group looks at both EU as well as state foreign policies within Europe and their interconnections.

News

King's experts share their insights amid political turmoil in Westminster

Academics from the School of Politics and Economics at King’s have been sharing their insights with media amid a tumultuous few weeks for Boris Johnson’s...

TVPWorldBlick

Burning Brexit questions answered at online event

Professor Anand Menon shared his insights on Brexit at an event hosted by the School of Politics and Economics.

brexit-eu-2

New chancellor is a 'big deal' for Germany

The election of Olaf Scholz is a “big deal” for Germany but it “remains to be seen” whether the new chancellor will bring about radical change.

German flag flies in front of the Reichstag Building, Berlin

Many countries see major opportunities with 'Global Britain' according to new report

Security Studies academics featured in report which shows many countries see opportunities to expand economic, political and security ties with the UK

trade

Students pitch ideas to transform our post-Covid society at Policy Idol 2021

Students shared their inspiring solutions at this year’s final

Policy Idol 2021 2.PNG

Radio report looks closely at Government's plans to 'level-up'

Professor Anand Menon returned to his home city in Yorkshire recently for a special report into the Government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda.

Podcast by

Academic talks Brexit and Northern Ireland on Question Time

A “significant re-think” of the union in Northern Ireland shouldn’t prevent efforts to make the protocol agreed as part of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU...

Anand Menon

'Incredibly difficult' for UK and EU to strike comprehensive deal in time left

It is hard to see how the sort of comprehensive deal the UK and EU say they want can be agreed without an extension, a new report by academic think tank UK in...

The UK and EU are in the midst of trade talks

Case for extension to Brexit transition 'getting stronger'

The case for extending the Brexit transition period to allow for the UK and EU to get to grips with the coronavirus pandemic has become “much stronger”,...

Professor Anand Menon appeared before MPs on 17 March.

New report finds 'No deal' will lead to prolonged and severe political and economic uncertainty

No deal will usher in a period of prolonged uncertainty academic think tank The UK in a Changing Europe reveals.

Brexit and Union Jack flag

Events

07JunUKICEConf23

UKICE Annual Conference 2023

The UK in a Changing Europe 2023 conference will reflect on the era-defining decision to leave the European Union.

Please note: this event has passed.

09MarLevellingup_desktop

What's next for "levelling up"?

Join us to discuss the current state of the levelling up agenda.

Please note: this event has passed.

08FebMaastricht

30 Years after Maastricht

Thirty years on from the signing of the landmark Maastricht Treaty, a panel of experts will come together at King’s to reflect on its impact on Europe and the...

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

A nation stood still: How King's shared expertise following the death of The Queen

As news broke on 8 September 2022 of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, academics from King's offered their expertise to the media on what this...

queen's death tributes media image 1903 558

UK-EU defence cooperation

Gesine Weber and Professor Anand Menon

Nato

Spotlight

Enhancing political decision-making and public debate on leaving the EU

Looking at the impact of UK in a Changing Europe, five years on from the UK's Brexit referendum

Guardian Live - Brexit