A new UK National Security Strategy (NSS) will be published by the National Security Council following the General Election in Spring 2015. The NSS sets out a ‘whole of government’ strategy to uphold national security by reviewing the UK’s security and defence capabilities, identifying threats, and establishing priority areas for response.
- The revised strategy must be founded on an informed understanding of how the British people perceive security and identify ways to achieve it;
- The UK’s efforts to ‘shape a stable world’ must prioritise long-term, preventative approaches to conflict if they are to effectively contribute to the UK’s national security.
There needs to be a paradigm shift in the Government’s priorities and approach. Multiple capabilities and strategies are needed to engage with today’s complex conflict and peacebuilding challenges