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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.

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 Century

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 of Akrotiri and...

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

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 British Armed Forces

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 Guide to British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean

Britain is responsible for the defence, security and diplomatic relations of five territories in the Caribbean. These territories are the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Montserrat and Turks and Caicos Islands.

British Forces in Nigeria – A Long Partnership in West Africa

Britain's partnership with Nigeria provides the Nigerian Armed Forces with the necessary skills to tackle and defeat terrorist organisations and also aid to thousands of displaced civilians.

Britain in Bahrain – A Permanent British Base in the Persian Gulf

HMS Juffair, Britain's first permanent naval base in the Gulf since 1971, will soon enhance the capabilities of the British forces in the region and receive the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

Britain and Sierra Leone – Military Partnership in West Africa

One of Britain's closest partners in Africa, Sierra Leone saw the arrival of British troops to help end a civil war and recently to tackle the Ebola outbreak.