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Maritime Security Challenges Virtual Sessions

After their successful debut in 2020, the Maritime Security Virtual Sessions will continue through the year 2021 until the next in-person MSC22 Conference, to take place in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on 22-24 March 2022.

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MSC Virtual Session 9: “Carrier Strike Group 21 and Britain’s Resurgence in the Pacific

Wednesday, 13 October 2021 15h00 (3 PM) PDT

Dr. Alessio Patalano

Dr. Alessio Patalano

Professor of War and Strategy, King's College London

The deployment of the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth carrier strike group (CSG) to the Indo-Pacific this summer was accompanied by a remarkable period of multilateral naval engagement across the region. The CSG’s presence facilitated a significant array of training opportunities with partner navies, including those of Australia, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, and the United States, but it also served as a catalyst for a series of new and revitalized naval and defence arrangements, including AUKUS, the Quadrilateral (“Quad”) Defence Dialogue, and the Five Powers Defence Arrangements. The deployment was intended to signal the UK’s Indo-Pacific foreign policy “tilt” and Britain’s resolve in maintaining a naval presence in the region, and was accompanied by the announcement that the Royal Navy would soon permanently forward-deploy two River-class patrol vessels to the region. Dr. Alessio Patalano, a Professor of War and Strategy at King’s College London, will discuss the CSG mission and how the Royal Navy and UK fit into the Indo-Pacific and its complex evolving dynamics.

Moderator: Captain (Navy) Jeff Hutchinson

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