No Strategy, No Public Discourse – Royal Navy Escorts 2021       

DefenceSynergia (DS) is most grateful to Christopher Samuel, a former Royal Navy officer and founder member of DS, for providing the following short commentary on the state of the United Kingdom’s (UK) maritime defences. The issues covered become more pertinent in view of Her Majesty’s Government decision to launch a new review of UK security Continue reading

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Leangkollen 2020: Europe’s China Challenge

DefenceSynergia (DS) is grateful to Prof Dr Julian Lindley-French for permission to publish his recent commentary entitled ‘Leangkollen 2020 Europe’s China Challenge’. The Strategic aspects of the West’s relationship with China have been largely ignored outside the USA mainly for fear of financial disadvantage. As Dr Lindley-French says towards the end of his commentary: ‘Respect’ Continue reading

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The Strategic Defence and Security Review Britain Needs

DefenceSynergia (DS) is indebted to Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon, former Chief of the Air Staff, Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham, lately Deputy Chief of Defence Staff and former RUSI Vice-President, Major General Jonathan Shaw, previously Director Special Forces and, subsequently, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff, Antony Hichens, lately Chairman of DS Smith PLC Continue reading

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DE&S Annual Report 2018/2019

DefenceSynergia is pleased to publish HERE the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Annual report covering Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) activity in the financial year FY18/19 . The document is 104 pages in length so as a brief aide memoire the Contents are broadly laid out as follows: 

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Iranian regional missile reach for selected ballistic and cruise missiles (Source: IISS)

Analysis: The Strategic Implications of the Soleimani Crisis – 9th January 2020

image: Iranian regional missile reach for selected ballistic and cruise missiles (Source: IISS) DefenceSynergia is obliged to Prof Dr Julian Lindley-French for permission to publish his most recent strategic analysis which covers an assessment of the Soleimani crisis, together with its implications for Europe and the wider West. This is what he says: Analysis: The Continue reading

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