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Analytical Papers

David E M Gilbertson

QPM, BSc (Econ), FBIM
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Metropolitan Police (retired)

David is a retired Chief Police Officer, now policy adviser, writer and broadcaster. He has wide experience of regulatory and disciplinary procedures in the public sector, manpower planning and strategic policy development.

Until his retirement in 2003, he served in the police service in every rank up to, and including, Deputy Assistant Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police Service. In May 2001, He was elected as a ‘Life Member’ of the Association of Chief Police Officers for England and Wales (ACPO), subsequently the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC).

David’s appointments include:

– Senior Associate Fellow, United Kingdom Defence Academy, Shrivenham;
– Affiliate Fellow, Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), Washington DC;
– Senior Associate Fellow, Resilient Futures, London.

The Challenge of Appointing the next Commissioner of the Met.
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Breaking Three Police-Myths
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Direct Entry for Chief Officers – An Idea Whose Time Has Come
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Observations on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Sept-Oct 2020

Jon Searle

This paper attempts to identify insights and lessons from the initial phases of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in September and October 2020 over the disputed Nagorno Karabakh (NK) region of Western Azerbaijan.

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The Impact of the Digital Technical Revolution on Peer Versus Peer Kinetic Warfare

Kenneth S. Brower

Military leaders have to ensure that “combat tactics, operational art and national strategy” take full advantage of the opportunities presented by technological progress. But it is all too easy to get it wrong, with potential catastrophic results. In this article Kenneth S Brower makes a strong case for rethinking our approach to procurement and to the technologies and tactics of power projection.

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President Joe Biden’s Afghan Policy: Challenges to Afghanistan’s Peace and Stability

Dr. Saima Parveen & Dr. Syed Akhtar Ali Shah

This paper investigates the imminent challenges to Afghanistan’s peace and stability once the foreign forces leave. Unconditional withdrawal in itself jeopardises security, puts in doubt the maintenance of Afghanistan’s National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) and, particularly, imperils the political stability of Afghanistan, given that the Taliban and the Afghan government are not engaging in any meaningful negotiation.

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