Welcome to ‘Defence Talks: Securing UK Advantage’ a new podcast presented by the Council on Geostrategy in partnership with trade association ADS Group, and sponsored by industry powerhouse BAE Systems.

What can listeners expect?

Every two weeks, the Council on Geostrategy, ADS and BAE Systems welcome leading experts from a variety of fields, including politics, policy, the Armed Forces, industry and the media. This podcast explores the key themes in British defence in the context of increasing geopolitical tensions. It will consider how the UK can shape the international agenda, focusing on how technology, innovation, skills, and defence strategies help to advance Britain’s interests, as well as those of its key allies and partners, in an increasingly contested international security environment.

Keen to get involved?

We invite questions from listeners and, particularly, students and young professionals to expand the conversations and bring new perspectives. If you would like to submit a question for our next episode, please send your questions to defencetalks@geostrategy.org.uk


  • Episode One: The Refresh of the Defence Command Paper: Implications for British Defence
  • Episode Two: Greater diversity in the defence community: Opportunities and challenges
  • Episode Three: Our country needs you: The relationship between UK society and the Armed Forces
  • Episode Four: ESG and industry: How collaboration can secure the UK’s advantage in innovation
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