Army Study Day


On 29th November 2016 the institute hosted a study day for 51 Brigade newly tasked with the development and retention of expertise in the Middle East, with a particular interest in the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and the Persian Gulf. Convened by Professor Sir Hew Strachan, the day began with three lectures delivered by Professor Toby Dodge, Professor Ali Ansari and Dr Jasmine Gani, covering Iraq, Iran and the broader Levant in turn. This was followed by a series of breakout groups which drew in particular aspects of UK defence strategy, concluding with presentations and a Q&A session. It proved a highly successful day which both parties expressing the hope that this will be the first in a series of study days.