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The 2015 SDSR in Context: From Boom to Bust – and Back Again?

Malcolm Chalmers
RUSI Journal, 14 March 2016
Armed Forces, Defence Spending, Equipment and Acquisitions, Global Strategy and Commitments, Defence Policy, UK, UK Defence Policy, UK Defence
The 2015 SDSR ushered in reforms and investments signalling a step in the right direction for UK defence

Significant new investment in defence and security announced in the 2015 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review has sent positive signals about the future of the UK’s role in the world. However, argues Malcolm Chalmers, further reform and flexibility will be needed if the UK is to remain an important security player in the international arena.

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Malcolm Chalmers
Deputy Director-General

Professor Malcolm Chalmers is Deputy Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). His research is focused on UK... read more

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