Josh Arnold-Forster has had a long career providing political and strategic advice to a range of different public and private sector bodies, including the UK Labour Party, the British Ministry of Defence, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, and various military organisations. His work has involved the analysis of future directions of defence technology and industrial policy, key leader networks and political impacts of current and future military operations. In addition, he has been an OSCE electoral monitor in various locations, such as Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan, and Russia. He was one of the panellists of Lennart Meri Conference 2016. The views expressed in this opinion article are solely of its author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ICDS or any other entity.