RAND Expert to Testify on UK Defence Strategy and Capabilities


Benedict Wilkinson, a deputy director for defence at RAND Europe, will testify before the House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee on UK Defence strategy and capabilities.


Wilkinson will discuss:

  • the main messages of the Defence Command Paper and to what extent it responds to the goals set by the Integrated Review, both published in 2021
  • the drivers and implications of the announced increase in the UK's nuclear warhead stockpile ceiling
  • the extent to which Russia's invasion of Ukraine poses challenges to the Government's Defence strategy
  • how European defence and deterrence could be redefined in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine
  • the UK's defence priorities in Asia.


11:30 am, BST, Wednesday, May 11, 2022

To arrange an interview with Benedict Wilkinson please contact europeanmedia@randeurope.org or +44 (0) 1223 353329.

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