Josh Arnold-Foster

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Person.png Josh Arnold-Foster LinkedIn PowerbaseRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(deep state operative)
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Member ofInstitute for Statecraft, Institute for Statecraft/Tor team
Member of the Institute for Statecraft. Posts include "special adviser" to the UK defence secretary.

Employment.png Senior Adviser

In office
2007 - Present
EmployerHanover Communications
"Provide advice on political and governmental defence and security policy development to a range of clients in the defence and aerospace sector"

Employment.png consultant

In office
EmployerAsian Development Bank
Preceded byJosh Arnold-Foster
Succeeded byJosh Arnold-Foster
"Co-produced report on integration of security and development in ADB projects in Afghanistan"

Employment.png Senior Consultant

In office
1998 - 2005
EmployerPolitics International
P.I is now known as Interel

Josh Arnold-Foster is a member of the Institute for Statecraft. As of 2020 his Linkedin page had no mention of the affiliation.[1]


From 2005-2006 Arnold-Foster was a "special adviser" to John Reid, UK defence secretary. During this time he provided advice to Reid on 'planning for Helmand Task Force deployment, contributed to drafting of 2005 Defence Industrial Strategy and helped develop the case for the disposal for Chelsea Barracks'.

In 2007 he reports that he worked in Kabul and "co-produced report on integration of security and development in ADB projects in Afghanistan".

He joined Hanover Communications in 2007 and has provided political and strategic advice to clients including Lockheed Martin, the Ministry of Defence's Service Complaints Commission, the Government of Alberta, the Royal British Legion and EADS UK.[2]

In 2009 he wrote that Kim Howells is wrong to call for a British pullout from Afghanistan.

Institute for Statecraft

Josh Arnold-Foster's name was marked (DV), meaning "Developed Vetting", together with Diane Allen, Perry Fawcett, Roger Golland, Andy Settle, Steve Johnson, Phil Jolley, and Andrew Shortland.[3]

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