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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.


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DSF Events in 2019
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2019
Lady Olga Maitland Autumn Diary Dates

Discussions on Britain's role in the MENA region, and on whether the UK is engaging with the right policy on Iran.

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16th May 2019 H.E Alexander Yakovenko
RUSSIAN EMBASSY LECTURE AND RECEPTION
Hosted by H.E. Dr. Alexander Yakovenko

“Unpredictable? No!  Largely predictable world”

DR. SERGEY KARAGANOV,  former Presidential Adviser to Mr Putin from 2001 - 2013, Dean of the School of World Economics and International Relations at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics,  and  Member of the OSCE High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security, will argue that we live in a predictable world.

24th April 2019

Read is speech, 'Threats and Challenges in Post-Brexit Britain'.
‘The International Order Under Threat – What Next for the UK?’

Sir Mark Lyall Grant, former National Security Advisor to Prime Ministers David Cameron and Theresa May; and a former UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, discusses the current international order and considers whether it under threat, and answers the question: What next for the UK.

17th April 2019 NATO Summit in Turkey.
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Dr. Cenguiz Ozgencil, chairman, Bosphorus Cooperation Summit. An update on President Erdogan’s programme for 2019. Turkey remains an important member of NATO, and a natural ally for the UK.

14th March 2019 http://www.lukoil.com/PressCenter/Medialibrary
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Russia and the United Kingdom

H.E. Dr. Igor Ivanov,  Director LUKoil, and President Russian International Affairs Council discusses, ‘Russia and the United Kingdom in a  Changing World’. This event presents an opportunity to consider Russian-British relations in a broad international context
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