Defence Talks: Securing UK Advantage is a new podcast presented by the Council on Geostrategy in partnership with trade association ADS Group, and sponsored by industry powerhouse BAE Systems.

This podcast explores the key themes in British defence in the context of an increasingly contested international security environment. It will consider how the UK can shape the international agenda, focusing on how technology, innovation, skills, and defence strategies help to advance Britain’s interests, as well as those of its key allies and partners.

Every two weeks, the Council on Geostrategy, ADS and BAE Systems welcome leading experts from a variety of fields, including politics, policy, the Armed Forces, industry and the media.

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Spotify
Overcast
26 March 2024

NATO at 75: Britain’s role in the alliance

By: Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė, Lord Robertson, AVM Fin Monahan
5 March 2024

Space: The final frontier

By: Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė, Juliana Suess, Elizabeth Seward
22 February 2024

Backing Ukraine: A necessity for Britain

By: Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė, Mark Galeotti, Andy Start
7 February 2024

Securing our future workforce

By: Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė, David Robinson, Paul Oxley, Tilly Watts
19 December 2023

History rhymes: Learning how to secure a military competitive edge

By: Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė, Lawrence Freedman, William James
5 December 2023

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

By: Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė, Kevin Craven, Camilla Hughes

2023 Defence Talks Highlights

Keen to get involved?

We invite questions from listeners and, particularly, students and young professionals to expand the conversations and bring new perspectives.

If you would like to submit a question for our next episode, please send your questions to [email protected]

Upcoming episodes

AUKUS

This episode will discuss the long-term implications of the AUKUS partnership for the national security and defence industrial base of the three member states.
Space

This episode will discuss the growing importance of space in the context of defence and consider the strategic role and capabilities Britain should develop.
AUKUS

This episode will discuss the long-term implications of the AUKUS partnership for the national security and defence industrial base of the three member states.
NATO at 75

As NATO turns 75, this episode will reflect on the role that the UK has played in the organisation and what this means in the current threat environment.

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