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23 April 2024 - Defence in the Grey Zone - Oral evidence

Committee Defence Committee
Inquiry Defence in the Grey Zone

Tuesday 23 April 2024

Start times: 10:00am (private) 10:30am (public)

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First evidence session of Defence in the Grey Zone

On Tuesday 23 April, at 10.30, the Defence Committee holds its first evidence session on Defence in the grey zone. This session explores the threats and opportunities presented by the so-called grey zone and will examine how well UK Defence is operating in that arena.

Meeting details

At 10:30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Defence in the Grey Zone
Senior Fellow at the Scowcroft Center at Atlantic Council
Professor of War Studies at University of Nottingham

Grey zone threats occur when a hostile power exploits a mix of diplomatic, information, military and economic levers. Examples include cyber threats and disinformation.

In this session, the Committee hears from expert witnesses Elisabeth Braw, a senior fellow the Atlantic Council, and Andrew Mumford, a professor of War Studies in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham.

The Committee will likely discuss the role of UK defence in addressing grey zone threats and what lessons can be learned from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The session will likely also explore grey zone capabilities, including cyber and the protection of critical national infrastructure.  


The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

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