On Prevent, MoD acquisition, and missile defence
Reviews by Adam Cobb, Harsh Pant, Michael Howard, Hugh Berrington, Graham Dunlop and Christopher Elliott.
Despite in 1940 being one of the most powerful air forces in the world, the Regia Aeronautica ended up a wasted assetHistory
Saudi Arabia pursues a dual strategy in the fight against terrorism. The West could learn from the security and rehabilitation programmes of the KingdomTerrorism
Yemen is less a failed state than a stillborn one. Focusing on the threat of Al-Qa’ida in Yemen ignores its economic and political context.
Credible deterrence remains the core of Britain's nuclear posture: further cutting resources for this would be self-defeatingDefence Policy, Maritime Forces, UK Defence
The US still houses nuclear weapons in allied European non-nuclear states. The relevance of these weapons is now under questionAerospace, International Institutions
Do British officers on the front line understand their own doctrine and the wider mission? A new study suggests a surprising lack of awarenessLand Forces
Government and military have yet to create a truly comprehensive approach to operations. Creating cross-departmental frameworks will need a set of bold reformsDefence Policy
The Afghan campaign demands reform of government institutions back in Whitehall. Ultimately, however, success will depend on the quality of Afghan leadershipDefence Policy