Strategic Advantage Cell

The Strategic Advantage Cell explores the United Kingdom’s ability to induce catalysing effects to achieve its objectives in a more efficient manner compared to its competitors and rivals simultaneously across multiple domains. The Cell provides a platform of choice for a new national conversation on some of the most intractable questions facing British strategists and diplomats.

Latest research


16 January 2024 | Primers

Why Britain needs a larger navy

By: William Freer, James Rogers
20 December 2023 | Explainers

Why alliances matter

By: Gabriel Elefteriu
5 December 2023 | Explainers

Hypersonic weapon systems: High expectations

By: Gabriel Elefteriu, William Freer
23 November 2023 | Primers

What is strategic advantage?

By: Gabriel Elefteriu, William Freer, James Rogers

Britain’s World


The Council on Geostrategy hosts a launch reception for the Strategic Advantage Cell

With opening remarks from The Rt. Hon. James Heappey MP, Minister of State for Armed Forces, and Luke Pollard MP, Shadow Minister of State for Armed Forces

The Council on Geostrategy launches its Strategic Advantage Cell

The Council on Geostrategy launches its new research project, ‘Strategic Advantage Cell’ to stimulate strategic thinking about the UK’s national interests


Gabriel Elefteriu

Deputy Director (Defence and Space Policy)

Main areas of expertise: space power and policy, international security, military strategy, net assessment, defence and foreign affairs, the Black Sea region
Gabriel Elefteriu FRAeS is Deputy Director at the Council on Geostrategy. Previously he was Director of Research and Strategy and member of the Senior Management Team at Policy Exchange. Gabriel is also an Associate of King’s College, London, an elected Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a founding partner at AstroAnalytica, a space consultancy. He holds a BA in War Studies and an MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College, London. Read Gabriel’s full biography here.

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0044 (0) 20 3915 5625

William Freer

Research Fellow (National Security)

Main areas of expertise: British national security, defence policy, the armed forces, naval and maritime power, and military technology in relation to geopolitics
William Freer is a Research Fellow in National Security. He is a War Studies graduate from King’s College London where his academic work focused on British-American grand strategy in the Cold War and post-Cold War era. He previously worked as a consultant for a firm that specialised in research and advisory work and government procurement, both in the UK and internationally. He holds a BA in War Studies from King’s College London. Read William’s full biography here.

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0044 (0) 20 3915 5629

James Rogers

James Rogers

Co-founder and Director of Research

Main areas of expertise: British geostrategic and maritime power, ‘Global Britain’, and Euro-Atlantic, Indo-Pacific and Polar geopolitics
James Rogers is Co-founder and Director of Research at the Council on Geostrategy, where he specialises in geopolitics and British strategic policy. Previously, he held positions at the Henry Jackson Society, the Baltic Defence College, and the European Union Institute for Security Studies. He holds an MPhil in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Cambridge and an award-winning BSc Econ (Hons) in International Politics and Strategic Studies from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Read James’ full biography here.

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0044 (0) 20 3915 5627


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