Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė

Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė is Co-Founder and Director of Strategy at the Council on Geostrategy, where she is responsible for strategic development and external affairs of the organisation. She has recently served as a Member of a Board of a family company specialising in sustainable textiles. Previously, she worked as Strategic Relations Manager at the Henry Jackson Society and at the Lithuanian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.

She holds an MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College, London, and a BA in Political Science from Vilnius University.

Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė

British defence in 2024: Investing in sovereign capabilities and collaboration

With a general election expected in 2024, we consider what Britain's key defence priorities are with Sir Michael Fallon and Samira Braund

NATO at 75: Britain’s role in the alliance

Ahead of the 75th anniversary of NATO, we reflect on Britain's role in the organisation with Lord Robertson and AVM Fin Monahan

Space: The final frontier

We discuss the growing importance of space in the context of defence with Elizabeth Seward and Juliana Suess

Backing Ukraine: A necessity for Britain

We examine the current status of Russia’s war against Ukraine and how the UK can maintain its support for Ukraine with Mark Galeotti and Andy Start

Securing our future workforce

We examine critical skills with Paul Oxley of ADS Group, David Robinson of the Education Policy Institute and Tilly Watts of BAE Systems

History rhymes: Learning how to secure a military competitive edge

We explore what it means to have a military competitive edge with Prof. Sir Lawrence Freedman and Dr William James of King’s College London

ESG and industry: How collaboration can secure the UK’s advantage in innovation

We examine the relationship between ESG investment and the defence sector with Kevin Craven and Camilla Hughes

Our country needs you: The relationship between UK society and the Armed Forces

We explore the relationship between UK society and the Armed Forces with The Rt. Hon. James Heappey MP and Howard Mustoe

Greater diversity in the defence community: Opportunities and challenges

We examine the challenges and opportunities in the military community’s drive to become more representative with Angela Owen OBE and Richard Blackmore

The Refresh of the Defence Command Paper: Implications for British Defence

We discuss the recent refresh to the Defence Command Paper and its impact on British defence with Dr Robert Johnson and Shashank Joshi