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‘Debating the Future of the Defence Forces’

Report of a seminar on the Commission on the Defence Forces, 7 April 2021

The Royal Irish Academy Standing Committee on International Affairs, together with the Commission on the Defence Forces and the Institute of International Affairs (IIEA) organised a seminar on the Defence Forces and the work of the Commission, which htook place on-line on 7 April 2021. The seminar brought together speakers from academia, think tanks and the policy world, with expertise in a wide range of security and defence issues. The seminar was open to the public and approximately 250 people attended. The report provides a summary of the issues discussed and arguments advanced during the seminar.