British Defence and Security Policy: A Treasury View
Lewis Neal, Deputy Director for Defence, Diplomacy and Intelligence, HM Treasury
Chair: James de Waal, Senior Fellow, International Security, Chatham House
Mr Neal will discuss how his team approaches defence and security issues, including its aims and objectives and the particular challenges of dealing with the issue from within the Treasury.
This the second of a series of meetings on 'UK defence policy in its international context', which aims to inform and illuminate the policy debate over the coming months. The series considers the formulation of defence policy as a highly political process, and will explore how political, economic and presentational factors interact to shape policy.
The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.