NATO needs a new Maritime Strategy for its Northern Flank

NATO's naval power offers much potential to deter and – if necessary – help combat Russia.

The Drone Threat Is Real. The Solution Is Complex.

In August, Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro claimed he was the target of a drone-borne explosive assassination attempt.

Potential MoD cuts places British role as a Global Power in doubt

There are planned defence cuts which may see the British Army shrink even further from the 82,000 regular personnel it currently has.

Special Forces Opacity: Dangers for the UK

When news first emerged that four American special operators and five Nigerians had been killed in a deadly ambush on the 4th of October 2017, it catapulted the hitherto, little-known United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) presence in Niger into the limelight.

The fall of Singapore: An avoidable catastrophe?

The Fall of Singapore represented the collapse of British influence in South East Asia, and severely diminished the British Empire's Asia-Pacific clout.

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.

Why an international ban on the AK47 wouldn’t work

There is a debate as to whether the banning of the AK47 would impact terrorist organisations and reduce the capability of insurgences?

Cyber needs to be centre stage for every world leader

It seems every day brings news of another high-profile cyberattack or intrusion affecting our personal data, national security or the very integrity and availability of the institutions and infrastructure on which we depend.

Cross-Strait tensions rising, but Chinese aircraft carrier ‘poses no threat’

Measured in terms of Chinese rhetoric, the temperature of cross-strait relations has risen sharply this week. The author, Dr. Euan Graham, is Director of the...

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.

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