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.
In 2003, China sent its first astronauts into orbit around the earth. The space race is on again.
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.
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.
The naval support chain is getting bigger. Just consider the scale of the US Navy.
Whether it’s through technology such as intelligent planning tools, digital twins, virtual and augmented reality, or combating threats in new domains, the dividing line between the cyber and the physical world is beginning to blur.
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.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has published an opinion piece regarding Russian missile capability.
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.
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.