On 1 February 2020, Megan Karlshoej-Pedersen, the Research and Policy Officer at the Oxford Research Group’s Remote Warfare Programme, spoke at the Modern Conflict Research Symposium at the Imperial War Museum North.

Megan presented on the findings of a report she co-authored entitled ‘Fusion Doctrine in Five Steps: Lessons Learned from Remote Warfare’. The presentation emphasised that efforts to increase the coordination of UK actions abroad must go beyond creating fusion in Whitehall and among deployed UK personnel, to include increased coordination with international allies, host nations, and civil society – both in the UK and abroad.

In her talk, she described the dangers of the UK's current light-footprint engagement in Africa, highlighting how this activity currently risks contributing to greater instability on the continent. 

You can read the report which serves as the basis for the presentation here.