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Forthcoming and Recent Events

EVENT: A Changing World of Threats: Cyber-warfare to the Changing Nature of China, Russia, Iran and International Terrorism

24th February 2022 - A DSF Dinner looking at national and internation security isssues. Lady Olga Maitland says: "This address will be significant as we deal in a changing world of threats, be they from advanced cyber warfare to the changing nature of China, Russia, Iran and international terrorism."

Moderated by Rt. Hon. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, KCMG, QC, former Foreign Secretary and Defence Secretary.

What Are The Options for Afghanistan?

Defence And Security Forum Dinner In Association With Afghan Democratic Peace And Prosperity Council

Join the DSF on 1st December 2021 at the Army and Navy Club in London to discuss the future of Afghanistan.

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Lady Olga Maitland on GB News

Watch Lady Olga Maitland's interview with GB News, Wednesday 18th August 2021, on the ‘Plight of Women in Afghanistan’.

‘NATO: 20TH Century Relic or Credible 21 Century Strategic Actor?’

Sir David Logan, KCMG, former Ambassador to Turkey, discusses the relevance of NATO in the 21st Century. Lady Olga Maitland says, ‘The Address by Sir James could not be more timely post-Afghanistan, and the painful lessons learnt.   Sir James is still working closely with NATO forces and will give a realistic insight on how the NATO Alliance might move forward.’

A DSF speaker. Lady Olga Maitland talking to delegates. A DSF speaker
Delegates enjoying the debate. Lady Olga Maitland chatting to a delegate. Cordingley

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