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J. Vitor Tossini

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Vitor is a doctoral student of International Relations at the Sao Paulo State University. He also explores British imperial and military history, and its legacies to the modern world.

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary – Supporting Britain’s interests overseas

For more than a century, the RFA has been essential in allowing the Royal Navy to operate globally.

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.

A short introduction to the Baghdad Pact – When Britain and Iran were allies

For almost 25 years, the UK led an organisation that included Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Pakistan as military allies.

The UK and New Zealand – A special relationship for the 21st century

New Zealand is one of UK's most important partners.   The two nations have fought side by side through many conflicts, especially the World Wars....

Fortress Bermuda – Four centuries guarding Britain’s interests overseas

In 1995, when Britain closed its last naval facility on the islands, Bermuda had given almost four centuries of ceaseless contributions to British interests.

The UK in the Persian Gulf – Historical Involvement and Military Presence

Kipion is just one of a plethora of British commitments to the Persian Gulf over the decades.

Britain and nuclear weapons – The Second World War to the 21st century

The UK was the third nation to develop nuclear weapons.

The UK and Australia – Adapting a long-standing relationship

Since the end of the Second World War, the two countries have been drifting apart.

Britain in Canada – The British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS)

Since the 1970s, Britain has been using the Canadian Prairies as its largest training area.

A look at the considered locations for new British military bases overseas

Going 'global' is an exercise of prudence and brings as many questions as it solves, only with a clear strategy will the new bases overseas will bring benefits to Britain’s global objectives.