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A year on from the overhaul of government-owned, contractor-operated management structures, reform of the UK’s Defence Equipment and Support organisation continues to reveal a lack of creativityDefence Management, UK Defence
Alvite Singh Ningthoujam
Despite strengthening defence co-operation with Israel, the Indian government’s emphasis on the issue of technology transfer reflects a longer-term ambition to promote local defence production
While small in personnel terms, the UK’s contribution to the UN Mission in South Sudan adds significant value – and reciprocal benefits. A new UK government should consider expanding this form of engagement with UN operationsUnited Nations, Land Forces
Jonathan Eyal and Cathy Haenlein
The Iran deal: a ‘historic breakthrough’ achieved against the backdrop of marathon negotiations that often appeared agonisingly close to failure, or just a lull before the trouble and confrontation resumes?
Reforms to UK defence-acquisition processes have been labelled a success – but have they had a real impact?Defence Management, UK Defence
President Ghani wants to rebuild Afghanistan’s relations with its neighbours. Could his new strategic engagement help build long-term peace in the conflict-ridden country?
The latest evolution of the UK government’s mechanism for funding work on fragile and conflict-affected states offers some improvements on its predecessor – provided it can retain a truly integrated approachDefence Policy, Domestic Security, Global Security Issues, UK Defence
Calum Jeffray and Clare Ellis
Despite a strong focus on defence, the manifestos of the main political parties standing for election across the UK are strikingly lacking in detail when it comes to issues of national securityDefence Policy, National Security