Joint Doctrine Publication (JDP) 05, Shaping a stable world: the military contribution, provides context and guidance on how, and why, the military instrument of power can be used to support national strategies for addressing instability, crisis and conflict overseas.
JDP 05 outlines how the UK seeks to help shape a more stable world as part of our national strategy and examines the military role within this. This publication recognises the deliberate shift away from recent campaigns towards a more forward leaning and engaging approach. The need for cross-government co-operation and understanding as part of an integrated approach is fundamental.
JDP 05 is informed by the 2015 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review and is consistent with the UK government’s approach to stabilisation. The primary focus of JDP 05 remains stabilisation (responding to situations of conflict and instability). However, this publication also considers the wider subject of stability.