DefenceSynergia (DS) is indebted to CAPX for permission to publish this thought-provoking article by Jonathon Kitson formerly of the School of Oriental and African Studies and Kings College London and now is a ‘Superforecaster with the Good Judgement Project’. The article covers ground which is currently very relevant to the Cabinet Office study into the Continue reading
In view of recent media coverage of the UK v EU differing positions concerning Sovereign rights in international law DefenceSynergia (DS) publishes below an authoritative analysis on the subject of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea 1982 – specifically fishing. The author is a founder member of DS and in a Continue reading
Exposing the incoherence and Weakness in the United Kingdom’s Defence and National Defence & Strategy Research Group Security Strategies www.defencesynergia.co.uk Suppose There Was a War and Nobody Came? The British public support the Armed Forces. Yet the polls show that the public does not really know what the Armed Forces do, what they Continue reading
DefenceSynergia (DS) is concerned about the potential economic effect of Covid-19 on United Kingdom (UK) Defence funding which has the most immediate impact on the Readiness, Responsiveness, Resilience, Regeneration and Capacity (R4C) of our Armed Forces. DS feels it wholly appropriate to provide this post-COVID-19 brief ahead of any proposed parliamentary inquiries.
Military Experience and Covid-19 DefenceSynergia (DS) has been consistent in its message to Government that for Her Majesty’s Armed Forces to be cohesive and fit for purpose five principal areas must be defined and funded: Readiness, Responsiveness, Resilience, Regeneration and Capacity (R4C). Failure to do so risks incoherence and reduced military effectiveness that would Continue reading
The writer of this opinion piece is a founding member of DefenceSynergia (DS). However, the views expressed are the author’s own and not those of DS. For the older ‘loggies’ among us there are a number of terms that now seem to have drifted into obscurity – ‘earmarks’, ‘war reserves’, ‘meantime between replacement or failure’, Continue reading
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