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A College for National Security (and Resilience?)

Sir Ian Andrews CBE TD looks at the history to, and prospect for, a national college that helps students and staff to build and develop effective relationships across the public,… Read more

UK Coastal Community Resilience

As an island nation, the UK and its coastal communities face a turbulent future at the hands of climate change. This article looks at some of the challenges ahead.  A… Read more

Securing supplies: How to prevent another COVID-19 breakdown

This article first appeared in Foreign and Defence Policy and was written by  Elisabeth Braw, Resident Fellow, Foreign and Defense Policy at the American Enterprise Institute. Key Points The COVID-19 pandemic… Read more

Resilient Reserves

This article offers an independent review of Britain’s reserve military forces and recommends placing them at the heart of national resilience. It was written for the National Preparedness Commission by… Read more

How to future-proof the UK’s approach to risk management

This article for the National Preparedness Commission is by Sam Hilton, Research Affiliate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge, and the former… Read more

Operational Resilience: applying the lessons of war

This article, written by Gerhard Wheeler, Head of Reserves at Universal Defence and Security Solutions, was first published in the Capco Journal of Financial Transformation.  It is published here with… Read more

Critical Capabilities: strengthening UK resilience

The National Preparedness Commission and the Royal Academy of Engineering share a concern to increase the UK’s resilience post-COVID.  This urgent mission was discussed at a joint roundtable on 22… Read more

Electricity – The urgent challenge of improving resilience

This updated article has been written for the National Preparedness Commission by Robin MacLaren, Chair of the Resilience Working Group at the Institution of Engineering and Technology.   Society depends… Read more

Five reasons why every organisation needs a resilience champion at board level

This article first appeared on The Resilience Shift website. It was written by Ruth Boumphrey who is Director of Research at the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and a Resilience Shift Board member…. Read more

Black, Grey and White Swans

This article first appeared on the Resilience First news website on 3 May 2021.   Aon and Pentland Analytics have published a report titled ‘Respecting the Grey Swan’ which details… Read more