Politics is at the heart of the DSF and critical in its influence over international relations, defence and security.  The DSF frequently hosts leaders in British politics as well as representatives from countries all over the world from the United States to the Middle East to the Far East. 

Members of the Executive of DSF and its honorary patrons have political experience in the UK and the Commonwealth and this, along with the distinguished speakers that regularly address DSF events keeps politics very much in the interests of the Forum.