The Rise of the Drone Swarm

New technology is set to change how we utilise drones on the battlefield.

China to improve military readiness through reform as tensions with the US rise

China’s President, Xi Jinping, has signed a new regulation on the supervision of military training for the People’s Liberation Army.

Global Britain – A New Vision?

Since Prime Minister Theresa May and then-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson announced in 2016 a new Global Britain approach to the United Kingdom's position on the world stage, much speculation has been cast concerning precisely what this approach entails.

Gavin Williamson lays out defence plans for a ‘Global Britain’

The Defence Secretary today outlined his vision for the Armed Forces of a 'Global Britain' during a speech at the Royal United Services Institute. He said the UK must be ready "to use hard power" and not "walk on by when others are in need".

China and the next Space Race

In 2003, China sent its first astronauts into orbit around the earth. The space race is on again.

UK should establish military presence in South China Sea says report

The UK should pursue a "Pacific dimension" for the Royal Navy with a permanent facility in the Indo-Pacific region in order to "deter foreign powers from undertaking aggression" in the South China Sea, according to a new report.

Is increased UK-Japan defence cooperation leading to a new strategic alliance?

At a time of reduced certainty surrounding the security of both the UK and in particular Japan, it is towards new bilateral relations which these two island states look in order to maximise their respective geocapabilities.

An Armed Forces Federation – Representation for the UK Services?

The question of whether the British armed forces should have some sort of statutory and official representative body, somewhat akin to the Police Federation, comes up regularly in debate on military matters.

Paradise in Debt – China and ‘debt trap diplomacy’

Fiji for most is a tropical paradise where the water is warm and the weather is always idyllic but Fiji, like some of its Pacific Island neighbours, is sitting on a debt crisis that could have significant geopolitical impact for generations to come. 

Queen Elizabeth class carriers – A symbol of military power

Aircraft carriers are a symbol of national status, the technical capability required to build them and the resources required to operate them globally aren't reachable for most nations.

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