In cancelling South Stream in exchange for a deal with Turkey, Russia is attempting to maintain the economic benefits of a share of the European gas market whilst steering clear of the sticky political issues that accompany it.
Saluting the Few: The triumph of British Air Power in 1940
Christina J.M. Goulter
Dr. Christina J.M. Goulter is Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies, King’s College London, and Air Warfare Historian on the Higher Command and Staff Course, Joint Services Command and Staff College, Defence Academy of the UK.
‘If we lose the war in the air, we lose the war, and...
The controversy surrounding the UK’s nuclear deterrent continues with the publication in June 2006 of the House of Commons Defence Committee’s report The Future of the UK’s Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: the Strategic Context. The report is published amidst fresh debate ignited by Chancellor Gordon Brown’s recent statement that the UK will stay strong in its commitment to...
Air power’s flexibility , paradoxically aided by its impermanence , may well offer the Joint Commander, or more importantly his political masters, the option
to apply pressure in a number of ways of varying subtlety.