Former British Ambassador to Moscow, Sir Tony Brenton, visited SSI this month. He talked with MStrat students about unfolding events in Ukraine as well as about his experience of strategy under pressure, drawing upon his time in Washington D.C. in 2004. Brenton, then the No 2 in the Washington Embassy, saw at first hand the way the Coalition’s assumptions and plan for Iraq unravelled.
Sir Tony, a member if the SSI Honorary network later joined students for further debate over drinks and supper. It is in such informal encounters that much of SSI’s experiential learning occurs.