Is increased UK-Japan defence cooperation leading to a new strategic alliance?

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 complex task of keeping modern naval fleets primed and ready

The naval support chain is getting bigger. Just consider the scale of the US Navy.

Defence predictions 2019: Where physical meets digital – balancing opportunity and risk

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.

Would naval shipbuilding continue on the Clyde if Scotland left the UK?

One side, the Scottish government, say that naval shipbuilding would continue on the Clyde. The other side, the UK government, say it would not.

The Anglo-Omani relationship, an example of Global Britain foreign policy

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.

‘New Russian missile undermines European security’ says NATO chief

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has published an opinion piece regarding Russian missile capability.

Report warns Russia would be able to ‘overrun vulnerable areas of NATO territory’

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.
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New rules for Commonwealth recruits – why?

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.

UK and France warned to strengthen post-Brexit security alliance to combat threats

A new report led by former NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson and former French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has warned leaders to 'tackle the security challenges raised by Brexit'. 

Ministry of Defence sets out £186bn spending plans

The Ministry of Defence has published plans to spend over £186bn in the next ten years in its 2018 Defence Equipment Plan, let's take a look at what it contains.

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