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The UK’s New Political Reality: Implications for Defence and Security Policy

29 May 2015 - 8:30am to 10:00am

Chatham House, London


James de Waal, Senior Fellow, International Security, Chatham House



What will be the shape of UK defence policy under the new Conservative government? This event will consider how the new political context might affect the process and output of the next defence and security review, including pressure to meet NATO spending targets, the potential impact of a referendum on EU membership, and SNP dominance in Scotland. 

This is the third in 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.                    

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.