Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham is a Vice President of RUSI and the editor of The Naval Review. He was formerly Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Equipment Capability) and subsequently president of EADS UK until 2006. He is now an independent defence consultant. Professor Gwyn Prins is Director of the Mackinder Centre for the Study of Long Wave Events at the London School of Economics. He has served as Senior Visiting Fellow to the (former) Defence Evaluation & Research Agency of the Ministry of Defence and as an adviser at NATO Headquarters. He is the author of The Heart of War: On Power, Conflict and Obligation in the 21st Century.