Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Franco-British Defence and the Use of Force

Chatham House, London

International Security Department, Franco-British Defence Cooperation

Overview

Four years on from the Lancaster House Treaty, there has been some important progress in building practical military cooperation between the UK and France. However, the experience of joint operations in the Middle East and Africa has suggested that some significant political differences have emerged, notably over decision-making about the use of force and attitudes to operational risk. This roundtable will consider how far such differences will be a block to common action in the future, and whether they will impede cooperation with other European partners.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.