Episode 5: Host Nation Capacity Building


Given recent events, one could be forgiven for thinking that host nation capacity-building is a forlorn hope.

In this month's interview, Andy Young talks to Air Vice Marshal Chris Snaith, Director of the UK Ministry of Defence’s Saudi Arabia Armed Forces Programme about the 40-year journey from transactional to a transformative relationship.

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A Call to Arms Video Series

Produced by the Military Sciences research group as part of its Profession of Arms programme, the project is intended to provide a resource for those wishing to understand current issues in greater detail, particularly those undergoing Professional Military Education (PME). Each episode provides an examination of a specific area of military force or capability, hearing directly from those engaged in developing policy and delivering on programmes.


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Andrew Young

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