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The Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms (COBR) – A Short Introduction

The UK’s emergency response committee only convenes to handle potentially disruptive or significant matters. This makes the decision to hold a COBR meeting reserved to a few events of national relevance.

The British Indian Ocean Territory – An unsinkable aircraft carrier in...

Diego Garcia is one of the last British footholds ‘East of Suez’ and the last British possession in the Indian Ocean.

Ascension Island and Britain’s presence in the South Atlantic

Ascension has a long military history under the Union Flag, being crucial for many military operations since the nineteenth century, including the Royal Navy’s campaign against the slave trade and in the Falklands War.

British Forces Germany – From the Cold War to the 21st...

While there are new talks concerning the future of the British military personnel in Germany, the permanent contingent is due to have left the country by 2020 after decades of continued presence.

The UK in Cyprus – The Importance of the Sovereign Bases...

Covering not even 100 square miles the two bases on Cyprus are vital to the British military capabilities in the Mediterranean, Middle East and beyond East of Suez.

The ARA San Juan and Britain’s presence in the South Atlantic

The unfortunate disappearance of the Argentine submarine displayed a rare co-operation between Britain and Argentina. The episode witnessed the two countries overcoming their differences and working together for the first time in years.

British forces in Belize – A military partnership in Central America

After the closure of the British Army Training and Support Unit Belize, the UK reopened its installations in Belize and is increasing its training exercises in the Central American country.  

The UK in Oman – A new support facility for the...

Britain is consolidating a new support facility in the Sultanate of Oman, a historic British ally and partner. Alongside HMS Juffair, the Duqm Port facility is set to enhance Britain’s military capabilities in the Middle East and wider Indian Ocean.

A look at British ships in the Brazilian fleet

The sale of HMS Ocean to Brazil's navy is one more British hull that is going to serve under the Brazilian flag, joining her sisters that are already part of that naval force.

The Five Eyes – The Intelligence Alliance of the Anglosphere

The Five Eyes brings the UK, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand into the world's most complete and comprehensive intelligence alliance.