The competition between NATO and Russia is not going the Alliance’s way. Russia has encircled Europe and divided the Alliance. How odd then that NATO is in such a self-congratulatory mood on its 70th anniversary.
This Occasional Paper examines the Scandinavian model of national service and discusses how it can be adapted by the UK to fit its national security needs and acquaint a wider segment of youth with service within national security
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.
Last week, the normally secretive ‘Skunk Works’ division of the Lockheed Martin company unveiled a new, remotely piloted, hypersonic jet with strike and reconnaissance capabilities. Given the right investment, it has the potential to revolutionise military aerospace technology.
An exhibition of six British Post-modernists depict the impact of the Great War 1914-18 on our society and culture. It provides a perfect entry point for the visual dimension of the 2014 programme marking the centenary.
Russia’s revanchist behaviour on the Eastern flank of NATO and the US choice to double-down on its B61 Mod 12 Tactical Nuclear bomb both have important implications for Europe’s aging dual-capable aircraft fleets
The Pentagon recently agreed a contract for its next-generation, nuclear-capable Long Range Strike Bomber. But questions remain about reported plans for the bomber to be ‘optionally manned’ in its conventional role, while funding may also prove an issue