About the Author

A former BBC Defence Correspondent, Mark Laity was a key figure in the development of StratCom within NATO and the first Director of the Communications Division in SHAPE, retiring in 2020. He is an Associate Fellow at the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications and for his work in StratCom received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York.

Keywordsstrategic communication, strategic communications, StratCom, NATO, SHAPE, Ukraine, Afghanistan