The Anglo-Omani relationship, an example of Global Britain foreign policy

The recent announcement that the United Kingdom will increase its defence engagement with the Sultanate of Oman reinforces a historic strategic alliance between the two states, highlighting a relationship dating back to the 18th century.

Breathing new life into older equipment – how to extend the service life of...

Here, Rodney Lee, Senior Product Manager, Aerospace & Defence Business Unit, IFS, explains the intricacies involved in extending an asset’s lifecycle and how organisations can keep life extension projects on schedule, within budget and meeting strict safety requirements.

‘New Russian missile undermines European security’ says NATO chief

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has published an opinion piece regarding Russian missile capability.

Report warns Russia would be able to ‘overrun vulnerable areas of NATO territory’

The Human Security Centre (HSC) has published a report 'Fire and Ice – A New Maritime Strategy for NATO’s Northern Flank', discussing the challenge posed by Russia, and the options NATO has for countering it.

MP incorrectly claims ‘no naval vessels in Scottish waters’ despite major naval base

A Member of Parliament has incorrectly claimed that there are no Royal Navy vessels in Scottish waters, despite the presence of frigates, submarines, support vessels, patrol vessels and of course, a major Royal Navy base on the Clyde.
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New rules for Commonwealth recruits – why?

Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson recently announced that rules regulating recruiting personnel from Commonwealth countries into the British armed services are to be relaxed.

UK and France warned to strengthen post-Brexit security alliance to combat threats

A new report led by former NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson and former French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has warned leaders to 'tackle the security challenges raised by Brexit'. 

Ministry of Defence sets out £186bn spending plans

The Ministry of Defence has published plans to spend over £186bn in the next ten years in its 2018 Defence Equipment Plan, let's take a look at what it contains.

Chancellor pledges extra £1 billion for defence

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has pledged an extra £1bn for defence in order to boost cyber capability and the Dreadnought submarine program. 

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.

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