Cutting the Cable: The Future of Wireless Power
Though it has been around for over a hundred years, the idea of wireless electricity has been gathering momentum recently. Now, even the defence community is looking to revolutionise this technology for battlefield use.
14 Jan 2014
The Volgograd Bombings and the Winter Olympics
The Volgograd bombings have shown that even without a claim of responsibility that links them to the Games, terrorist attacks elsewhere in Russia can have almost as great an impact on World opinion as an attack on Sochi itself.
3 Jan 2014
2014 Another Year of Strategy
For UK policy planners, the year ahead will be dominated by strategy formulation in preparation for possible transition in 2015.
19 Dec 2013
Fighting the ‘Battle of the Narrative’: Communicating Army 2020
A recent course organised for influencers was designed to convey the British Army’s response to a changing strategic landscape. Despite redeployment from Afghanistan and Reserve reorganisation, this exercise emphasised that the British Army is still very much in the war-fighting business.
13 Nov 2013
Portsmouth Ship Yard Jobs: Britain’s Maritime Capabilities Rebalanced
British maritime defence industrial manufacturing capabilities saw a historic transition with the Portsmouth naval yard losing out to Glasgow. This is an important milestone, but it is too simplistic to talk glibly about the resulting strategic shrinkage or the demise of British maritime strength.
8 Nov 2013
Poppies and Remembrance Sunday: Multicultural and Multifaith Britain Joins In
As the nation marks Remembrance Sunday, Britain’s ethnic minorities will be joining commemorations as well. This is not well reflected, however, in public and media discourse, where those who protest noisily can get a hearing often denied to those who participate quietly in our shared national commemorations.
8 Nov 2013