Episode 1: The Financial Dimensions of State Threats

Are the UK and its allies sufficiently equipped to tackle today’s threats from hostile state actors? And how might placing those threats under a financial lens help to shape responses? Host Tom Keatinge is joined by RUSI Associate Fellow and Senior Specialist at the House of Commons Ashlee Godwin, and Jonathan Evans, former Director General of MI5. They set the scene for this season’s theme of ‘finance weaponised’, exploring the evolving state threat landscape and how it might impact the future of democracy.

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Tom Keatinge

Director, CFS

Centre for Finance and Security

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Ashlee Godwin

Associate Fellow

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The Lord Evans of Weardale KCB DL

Distinguished Fellow

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