An understanding of Britain’s traditional role in the Indian Ocean region goes a long way to explaining the current situation in which British forces are regularly deployed east of Suez in order to perform a whole range of maritime tasks.
Contrary to popular belief, T. E. Lawrence was not instrumental in the Arab revolt of 1916.
Author Roger Knight outlines the challenges of assembling a fully referenced biography of the Trafalgar hero.
The concept of the EU Battlegroup has developed with unusual speed and the somewhat unorthodox solutions to the multilateral arrangements for some of them are distinctly new.
Missile defence is now central to the security relationship between Europe and the United States, and NATO’s raison d’être. A European debate on BMD is overdue. This article is intended to help initiate such a debate.Global Security Issues, International Institutions
Private Security Companies operate in a changing context: from a situation of relative security to insecurity and a progressive mosaicization of a society.
Based on experience in Afghanstan, this article outlines the command, leadership and management skills necessary at the operational theatre level.
This case study focuses on security sector reform (SSR) in post-conﬂict Afghanistan, a process driven by foreign actors with insufﬁcient co-ordination, domestic ownership and local capacitybuilding.
There is nothing new about insurgency – the nineteenth and twentieth centuries provide plenty of examples of this type of warfare – and, therefore, no shortage of opportunities to learn lessons. Given the latest case-study in Iraq and Afghanistan, what more can we learn?
There is no path in reason or logic which connects disagreeing with military action against Saddam Hussein and setting out deliberately to kill civilians argues the UK Foreign Secretary.
First World War pardons: the debate