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The resumption of the US–North Korea denuclearisation talks at a ‘working level’ is to be welcomed. But a broader security engagement is urgently needed.
A growing Western habit of linking China and Russia as joint adversaries in various contexts is missing the actual strengths of the relationship, and their varied interests in third locations.
While challenges remain, the financial position of UK Defence has improved significantly over the last two years.
Juliana Suess and Tobias Borck
The meteoric rise of what used to be a single-issue party has the potential to transform Germany’s politics and international posture just as much as the forthcoming election of a new Chancellor.
As a political and military reassurance, a recent NATO exercise in the Baltic region makes sense. But Russia’s real levers of influence over the Baltic states are not military, and NATO may not be the appropriate answer.
NATO’s Trident Juncture 2018 military exercise has served to solidify ties between member states, but the Alliance remains vulnerable in the eventuality of a military confrontation from Russia.
Natia Seskuria and Igor Sutyagin
With limited resources, Georgia has few options when it comes to defending itself against Russian aggression. The answer for Tbilisi has been a strategy of ‘Total Defence’.
The long relationship between the British and Pakistani armies is transforming, from one based mostly on pomp, ceremony and personal friendships, to one based on shared strategic interests.
Aude-Emmanuelle Fleurant reviews The Economics of Arms, by Keith Hartley.
A lecture by Sir Bill Jeffrey KCB, Permanent Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, UK.
Lecture by General Franciszek Gagor, Chief of Defence Staff of Poland, on Polish experiences derived from the field of operations, as well as from the implementation of continued defence reforms...