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Elisabeth Braw directs RUSI's Modern Deterrence project, which focuses on how governments, business and civil society can work together... read more
India proposes to purchase the S-400 Russian missile defence system. The plan unnecessarily infuriates the United States, and is unlikely to enhance India’s long-term security objectives.
Iraq’s post-electoral stalemate is over. But the hard work is just about to begin.
Russia’s large-scale forthcoming exercise will demonstrate the country’s growing military capabilities. But there is also an element of theatre in this exercise.
John Louth and Justin Bronk
Military strength may currently be measured by technological superiority, but the distinction between strategy and novelty is a critical consideration that needs more focused attention
Critics stress the limitations of amphibious forces in modern warfare, but their adaptability and capacity for innovation may prove invaluable in this climate of financial austerity
Fears that the US’s global aerial dominance will soon be challenged by the fifth-generation fighters under development by Russia and China are overstated – for now.