On April 19th, our Co-founder and Director of Strategy, Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė, and our Advisory Council member Professor Andrew Lambert appeared on a Cambridge Geopolitics panel discussion about British naval power in the Baltic and the Pacific and the Integrated Review.
Viktorija chaired the event, which also featured Alicia Kearns MP and Rear Admiral Chris Parry (rtd.). The panel addressed the following question:
The Integrated Review has set ambitious goals for British naval expansion over the course of the 2020s. It is a key part of the UK’s tilt to the Indo-Pacific. The deployment of the UK Carrier Strike Group and the announcement of AUKUS have been held up as proof of the UK’s renewed commitment to sea power. But can the UK project its naval influence into the Pacific without undermining its commitments in other theatres such as the Baltic?