On 11 February Abigail Watson, the Research Manager of the Oxford Research Group's Remote Warfare Programme, spoke at a Project for the Study of the 21st Century event at King’s College London.

Abigail joined an expert panel to discuss what UK defence does well and badly. She drew on her research on remote warfare in Africa and the Middle East to argue that the upcoming Integrated Review needs to take into account some of the enduring problems with remote warfare. She outlined three core areas: whole of government thinking in Whitehall, external engagement in strategy making and learning from our mistakes.  

The event was chaired by Peter Apps, global defence correspondent for Reuters news, and the co-panellists were Jack Watling and Sarah Church.