SDSR Breakfast Briefing: Should the Role of UK Armed Forces include Addressing Organised Crime in Conflict

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SDSR 2015Organised Crime has been established as a threat to UK National Security and the government has made a clear and significant commitment to address it. But organised crime also affects UK interests beyond our borders; military operations in Afghanistan are a clear illustration. With increasing calls for international engagement in Syria – a conflict permeated by organised crime – questions of whether this threat should be considered within future mission planning will become more salient and more pressing.


The briefing will be chaired by Charlie Edwards, Director of National Security and Resilience Studies at RUSI and confirmed speakers include:
Peter Roberts, Senior Research Fellow in Sea Power and Maritime Studies, RUSI
Sara Batmanglich, Independent International Consultant, Batmanglich Consulting
Marcus Lenzen, Senior Conflict Adviser, UK Department for International Development
Bianca Jinga, Governance Adviser, UK Department for International Development

 This event is open to all. To attend, please register online using the "Book your place" button above. If you have any queries please contact Sabrina Downey, Projects and Events Director, at

Tea, coffee and pastries served from 0800. The event commences at 0830.

Further information on RUSI’s SDSR 2015 series can be found at


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