The Black Sea region: a critical intersection

What is happening in and around the Black Sea and how does it affect NATO?

Contract or Command: An analysis of outsourcing in defence

An assessment of the risks and benefits associated with the Ministry of Defence's orientation to outsource the delivery of services.

The Australian Frigate Competition: Getting the right ship for the right deal

By mid-year the Australian government is expected to have picked a derivative of BAE’s Type 26 (designated GCS-A), Navantia’s F100 (F5000) or Fincantieri's FREMM to be the Royal Australian Navy’s future frigate under project SEA5000.

A competitive strategy to counter Russia

The world has entered a new era of great power competition.

Disinformation is a weapon we should be aware of – not fall for

There has been quite a bit of coverage of defence issues in the media recently, ranging from the US/UK/France missile strikes on Syria via the Israeli-Iranian exchange of fire over the Golan Heights to the appearance of new and innovative military equipment at Russia’s annual May Day parade in Moscow.

Argentina has now ceased to be a capable military power

After a significant period of decline, Argentina has ceased to be a capable military force.

The Government must stop twisting the numbers – it’s time to properly fund the British Armed Forces

Through almost four hundred years of service, the British Armed Services have proven their outstanding merit time and time again. Whether intervening against genocide in the Balkans, breaking the seemingly invincible powers of Napoleon or Hitler, or defending British sovereignty in the Falklands.

Is there a case to be made for smaller carriers?

For the last year newspapers, magazines and websites – including this one - have been filled with impressive photographs of the Royal Navy's two new carriers - HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales – commonly referred to as the Queen Elizabeth Class. 

Britain’s New Pacific Presence

Last week, the UK announced it was establishing diplomatic representation in nine countries: Lesotho, Swaziland, the Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu. From an Oceanian perspective, this might be a game changer.

Why smaller carriers would be bad idea for the Royal Navy

The Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers are the largest surface warships ever constructed for the Royal Navy but many often argue for smaller, cheaper carriers but would this be a good idea? We don't think so, here's why.

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