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The contemptuous reactions from seasoned analysts to Emmanuel Macron’s NATO comments actually reinforce the French president’s argument.
Their differences notwithstanding, the UK and Russia could cooperate in Africa.
Although the UK government will face a full agenda in the immediate aftermath of the general election, a high priority must be confirmation of its intent to undertake a strategic defence and security review in 2020.
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.
V R Berghahn
V R Berghahn reviews A Not-So-Special Relationship: The US, the UK and German Unification, 1945–1990, by Luca Ratti.
For Tempest to succeed, the UK will need to regain the crucial infrastructure and technical expertise that it has lost in recent decades.
Arthur I Cyr
Arthur I Cyr reviews Chaos in the Liberal Order: The Trump Presidency and International Politics in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Robert L Jervis et al.
A lecture by Nia Griffith MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Llanelli and Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, House of Commons.
General Stephen J. Townsend, commander of the US Army Training and Doctrinal Command will deliver the 72nd Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture.
David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, discussed security co-operation post-Brexit.