In February DS set out its goals for 2016. One aspect of this work was to examine emerging and increasing threats to UK and NATO from a revanchist Russia and consider the coherence of NSS/SDSR 2015 and plans for Future Force 2020/25 in this regard. DS has long advocated that HMG should address the key Continue reading
Synopsis – UK Air Defence Capability Gap Following on from the 2015 National Security Strategy (NSS) and Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) DefenceSynergia (DS) made representations to the House of Commons Defence Committee pointing out the disparity between the Government’s worthy aspirations for UK defence up to and beyond 2020 and the budget time-line Continue reading
Russia has rehearsed an invasion of SCANDINAVIA which, if carried out, would prevent NATO from reinforcing the Baltic states, claims US security report What worries DS about things like this isn’t the one story here, another there – but the succession day after day and all with a coherent thread behind them. -Where is this Continue reading
DS wishes to thank The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre) for allowing reproduction of this interactive live updated map.
International Political/Diplomatic: The UK has attained over the years an international influence (soft – flexible – hard power) that many other equally or even richer yet envious nations do not – permanent seat on the UNSC, WTO, G8/20, NATO Council, Commonwealth. History and tradition alone will not guarantee that these positions of influence are maintained
ISSUE : Current UK spending is unbalanced in favour of soft power undermining the nation’s ability to guarantee the judicious use of flexible and hard power.