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J. Vitor Tossini

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.

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.

Gibraltar and Britain – Guarding the western entrance to the Mediterranean

Gibraltar came under British rule during the War of the Spanish Succession, after many attempts to retake the rock were made, it remained the only British stronghold on mainland Europe.

A look at British ships in the Brazilian fleet

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

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 the form of...

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