The Government must stop twisting the numbers – it’s time to properly fund the...

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.

Yemen: A Regional Cold War between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Saudi-led intervention in Yemen is based on the perceived growing threat of Iranian influence in the region and has the potential of dragging other states into this new Cold War.

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.

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.

Splendid isolation or Entente Cordial? The future of UK-EU defence industrial cooperation post-Brexit

What is the future of UK-EU defence industrial cooperation in the post-Brexit environment?

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.

Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen: Has the UK been too passive to hold Saudi...

Do British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s personal comments on Saudi Arabia highlight inconsistencies in UK foreign policy towards the Middle East?

The End of the Battleship: Why Britain needs Aircraft Carriers

The Washington Naval Conference of 1922 can be regarded as the high point of the great steel battleships, the former pride of the world’s navies.

Why smaller carriers would be bad idea for the Royal Navy

Many often argue for smaller, cheaper carriers but would this be a good idea?

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