‘Active Deterrence’ in an age of strategic competition

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8 September at 13:00 14:00 BST

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Join Lt. Gen. (rtd.) Doug Chalmers, James Rogers, The Lord Ribsy, and Lt. Gen. (rtd.) Eric Wesley as they discuss the future use of active deterrence.

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In March, HM Government released the long-awaited Integrated Review and Defence Command Paper. Both documents foresee a more geopolitically volatile era where major powers compete for influence, integrating their discursive, military, diplomatic and development instruments for maximum effect. Consequently, both documents advance a grand strategy predicated on active deterrence, whereby the United Kingdom forward deploys more of its own instruments for more of the time, in the Euro-Atlantic, the Indo-Pacific – even space – to maintain a British presence and to deter geopolitical competitors from revising the international order.

The Council on Geostrategy would like to invite you to join Lt. Gen. (rtd.) Doug Chalmers, James Rogers, The Lord Risby, and Lt. Gen. (rtd.) Eric Wesley as they discuss the future of UK Active Deterrence in this current age of strategic competition and global power shifting.


Lt. Gen. (rtd.) Doug Chalmers

Ex-Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Strategy and Operations)

James Rogers

Co-founder and Director of Research, Council on Geostrategy

The Lord Risby

Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy to Algeria and Lebanon, House of Lords

Lt. Gen. (rtd.) Eric Wesley

Ex-Deputy Commanding General Army Futures Command, US Army


Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė

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