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.

The future of the UK Defence Journal

After collecting some feedback from our readers and other defence commentators, we've decided to make some changes.

The future of British shipbuilding, marching towards a steady drumbeat?

Shipbuilding in the UK, depending on who you ask, is either at the cusp of a renaissance or doomed. So we asked someone in the know.
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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'. 

A new era of British maritime power has been ushered in by HMS Queen...

The massive example of British maritime capability that is HMS Queen Elizabeth should be fully resourced in order not to waste her potential.

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.

Chancellor pledges extra £1 billion for defence

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has pledged an extra £1bn for defence in order to boost cyber capability and the Dreadnought submarine program. 

The Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms (COBR) – A Short Introduction

The UK’s emergency response committee only convenes to handle potentially disruptive or significant matters. This makes the decision to hold a COBR meeting reserved to a few events of national relevance.

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.

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