Emily Knowles and Abigail Watson

July 30 2018

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The current gap between aspirations and activities heightens the risk that contemporary British military activity is not sufficiently integrated into an overarching political strategy. This report is a first attempt to evaluate the gaps between contemporary strategies and activities in Iraq, Syria and Libya. It is structured around two main sections:

  • Analysing the post-Iraq changes to the internal decision-making structure and the system of external oversight in the UK.
  • The long-term prognosis for stability and the strategic coherence of current military operations, focussing on the antiIS Coalition in Iraq, Syria and Libya.

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About the authors

Emily Knowles is Director of the Remote Warfare Programme.

Abigail Watson is a Senior Research Officer at the Remote Warfare Programme.