RUSI JournalVolume 163Issue 6members only

Strategic Net Assessment: Opportunities and Pitfalls

What are the strengths of strategic net assessment?

The recent interest in a net assessment capability by the UK Ministry of Defence raises questions regarding the usefulness of this instrument. While some might argue that the eclectic nature of net assessment breaks the moribund and short-term thinking that can all too often blinker policy, others contend that it is little more than shorthand for unstructured, unsubstantiated and often Delphic pronouncements. In this article, Peter Roberts and Sidharth Kaushal argue that the

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Professor Peter Roberts

Director, Military Sciences

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Dr Sidharth Kaushal

Research Fellow, Sea Power

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