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The British Defence and Security Election Survey

Malcolm Chalmers, Michael Clarke, Jonathan Eyal and Tobias Feakin
Occasional Papers, 21 April 2010
Global Strategy and Commitments, UK Defence Policy, UK, UK Defence
The results of a pre-election survey of the British defence and security community suggest the UK needs a 'radical reassessment' of its position in the world

The UK needs a ‘radical reassessment’ of the position it wants to play and is able to play in world politics, according to 88 per cent of the defence and security community surveyed by RUSI.

These findings are presented alongside the statements of the leaders of the major UK political parties in the run up to the general election, along with analysis by RUSI director, Professor Michael Clarke.

Released ahead of the foreign affairs leaders debate in April, 'The British Defence and Security Election Survey' asked 2,024 people from the defence and security community whether they agreed or disagreed to six key statements covering the Anglo-American 'special relationship'; Trident; operations in Afghanistan; terrorism; differences on defence between the main political parties; and the UK's position in the world.

Malcolm Chalmers
Deputy Director-General

Professor Malcolm Chalmers is Deputy Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). His research is focused on UK... read more

Professor Michael Clarke
Distinguished Fellow

Professor Michael Clarke was Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) from 2007 to 2015 when he retired from... read more

Jonathan Eyal
Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships

Dr Eyal is the Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships, and International Director, at the Royal United Services Institute... read more

Jonathan Eyal
Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships

Dr Eyal is the Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships, and International Director, at the Royal United Services Institute... read more

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