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Robert Clark is a Defence Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society. Prior to this Robert was in the British Army. Robert can be found on Twitter at @RobertClark87.

The power of arms – Global Britain’s move to the Middle East

Britain is now in a prime position, with new defence procurement programmes becoming operationalised in the next few years, to deepen strategic partnerships in the Gulf.

Despatches from Mali – British troops assist war crimes investigation

The British contingent to the United Nations mission in Mali have been operational now for eight months, here's what they've been up to.

Replacing Ajax with Warrior – A short-term fix for a long-term problem

A lack of policy or direction regarding the troubled Ajax armoured vehicle will ultimately weaken the combat effectiveness of the British Army. 

Countering the UAV threat in the Arabian Gulf

Last week’s deadly UAV attack against the MV Mercer Street vessel has highlighted how vulnerable merchant shipping is whilst operating across the Arabian Gulf, and around the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman in particular. 

Addressing Russian aggression in the Black Sea

NATO urgently requires a Black Sea strategy argues Robert Clark in this submission to the UK Defence Journal.

The Carrier Strike Group deployment and Global Britain

The deployment also represents Britain’s interest in maintaining a secure Europe.

Prime Minister set to appoint new Chief of the Defence Staff

Whilst General Carter is due to step down this year regardless, it is thought that the Prime Minister is seeking to appoint a new Chief of the Defence Staff to push through with his rejuvenated defence plans argues @RobertClark87 in this submission to the UK Defence Journal.