Relations between Latin America and the UK are at a level unseen for almost two centuries, but attempts by Argentina to diplomatically isolate the UK from the region over the Falkland Islands could seriously impact British strategic interests across the continent.
India is setting its sights on a new medium range combat aircraft from Europe. The competition to sell new aircraft to India is part of an increased engagement by European defence manufacturers in Asia, set against the backdrop of an economic downturn and shifting regional geopolitics.
President Obama's new defence strategy purportedly removes the United States historic commitment to fight two major theatre wars simultaneously. Despite the strategic and financial rationale, he will have to sell this departure in strategy to the American public.