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Welcome to The Defence and Security Forum

The Defence and Security Forum was founded by Lady Olga Maitland in 1983. It was originally a campaigning organisation known as Families for Defence launched to challenge the anti-nuclear protest movements such as CND. Families for Defence’s remit was to promote the NATO case for multilateral nuclear disarmament. In the course of doing so the purpose was to focus on the importance of a proper provision for the defence of the United Kingdom.
Major General Patrick Cordingley, our Chairman Our Keynote Topics

  • International Relations
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Defence and Security
Britain's Role In The Middle East. Where Do We Go From Here?
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Rt. Hon. Alistair Burt, MP, former Minister of State at the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO),
for the Mena region, offers his analysis of our relations with the Gulf States, Iran, Syria, Iraq and so on.

Burt will cover issues from Iran, to Turkey to Syria, Iraq ,Yemen and North Africa.  Post Brexit, the UK has promised to be ‘Global Britain’.  How will this be realised?

Moderator: Dr Claire Spencer, former head of the Middle East Department, Chatham House.

7.30 for 8 pm. Black Tie.  Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London SW1

Ticket: 80 pp

RSVP : Lyn Prendergast: lynpaconf[at]

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A DSF speaker. Lady Olga Maitland talking to delegates. A DSF speaker
Delegates enjoying the debate. Lady Olga Maitland chatting to a delegate. Cordingley

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