Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

Franco-British Defence and the Use of Force

12 December 2014 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Chatham House, London



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.