Jane Wood

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My father was a naval officer, and one of my uncles died at Dunkirk in 1940. That doesn't immediately give you any expertise on military matters, but I also studied international relations and geopolitics. I have worked in think-tanks specialising more in defence and security issues. I take a professional break for family reasons and I spend some time writing about my professional subjects.

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