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The UK Integrated Defense Review: A Conversation with General Sir Nick Carter

April 28, 2021 • 11:00 – 11:45 am EDT

Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a conversation with General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the UK Defence Staff. General Sir Nick Carter and Dr. Seth Jones, Senior Vice President and Director of the International Security Program, will discuss the UK Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, and how the UK military is prioritizing modernization.

General Sir Nick Carter assumed the appointment of Chief of the Defence Staff in June 2018. Prior to this he was the Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, leading it through the previous Security and Defence Review in 2015. He has had tours of duty in Iraq as a brigade commander in 2003/4 and repeated tours of Afghanistan between 2002 and 2013. He was responsible on his first tour for the initial design of Provincial Reconstruction Teams and the Afghan National Army. He commanded 55,000 NATO troops in Regional Command South during the Afghan ‘surge’ and in his last tour led the transition process with the now President Ghani as the Deputy Commander of the NATO mission.

This event is made possible through generous support to CSIS.

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Seth G. Jones
Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program