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National Resilience: preparing for future challenges

At a speech at RUSI on 13 July, The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Paymaster General, launched a call for evidence on a national resilience strategy. Ideas were invited from… Read more

Preparedness for food-supply shortages and scarcities

This article by Kate Cooper, Executive Director of the Birmingham Food Council and Visiting Professional Fellow at the CRISIS Centre at Aston University, asks if potential food shortages are a… Read more

If crisis or war comes

Ed Persson, an Executive Assistant with the Commission, has turn his knowledge of Sweden’s preparedness measures into lessons for the UK in an emergency. In 2018 the Swedish Civil Contingencies… Read more

The success of volunteering

This paper by Stephen Dunmore OBE, Chair of the Royal Voluntary Service, examines the current and potential roles of the voluntary and community sector (VCS) and, in particular, volunteering in… Read more

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 paper was originally published by the American Enterprise Institute. It was written by  Elisabeth Braw who is Resident Fellow, Foreign and Defense Policy at the AEI, as well as… 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