UK ranked top in measurement of diplomatic and cultural clout

A report measuring economic, diplomatic and cultural clout has named the United Kingdom as the worlds top soft power.

American leaders are correct, EU member states must pay up for NATO

"Ultimately, NATO will have to increase its spending, it doesn't have to do so to keep pace with its competitors for it is already ahead, at the minute."

Hard Power, Soft Power: Sustaining British influence in a changing global environment

With Brexit on the horizon, growing Chinese influence and a resurgent Russia, this article aims to outline why an increase in defence spending is critical to the UK’s interests.

The Type 45 engine problems – it’s not the Royal Navy’s fault

The Type 45 destroyer is often regarded as the most advanced guided missile destroyer in the world.

British prosperity ‘relies on defence’ according review

Former Defence Minister Philip Dunne has released a report highlighting the integral role of defence to British prosperity.

Who you should be following in the UK defence community

This list is intended to highlight people we believe are worth following to get a wider and informed perspective on UK defence matters.

Australia ordering more Type 26 Frigates than the UK is not ’embarrassing’ – here’s...

With some commentators, rightly or wrongly, arguing that it's "embarrassing" the Royal Australian Navy will be ordering more Type 26 Frigates than the Royal Navy, some perspective is key. 

The state of the Army – a post Land Warfare Conference assessment

The RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2018, held earlier last week, opened my eyes as to the array of problems across defence.

The E-7 Wedgetail, should this aircraft replace the Sentry?

The E-7A Wedgetail provides one of the most advanced air battlespace management capabilities in the world and the Royal Air Force are rumoured to be interested in it to replace their E-3D Sentry aircraft.

How has the role of the United Kingdom on the world stage changed?

The United Kingdom once had a strong direct or indirect influence in just about every place on Earth. At some points in the past, you were probably never more than 100 miles away from the Empire.

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