Reviews by Gill Bennett, Nigel West, Yee-Kuang Heng and more.
The navy will continue to perform a vital role in providing national security. The Gallipoli campaign of 1915 teaches us several important lessons for our time, and demonstrates the timeless strategic dynamics of the sea.
A former Vulcan pilot offers a privileged insight into the backbone of the British nuclear deterrent during the early Cold War.
As legacies of both the imperial campaigns and the experience of the Second World War, British special forces have provided a model for elite units the world over. This article traces the genesis of these intrepid warriors.
The solutions to Thailand’s internal conflict are political, not military. Bangkok’s legitimacy deficit in its Deep South points to a rejection of the myths and symbols of Thai nationhood.
The conviction of around ninety people for terrorist offences in the UK since July 2005 grants an important insight into how domestic radicalisation occurs. What does this mean for the British police and security services?
An international staff ride led by General Sir Richard Dannatt provides a crucial insight into military strategy, and warns that inter-state warfare has not necessarily disappeared for good.
Afghanistan’s political questions are proving a worrisome impediment to the country’s securitisation. The strive for legitimacy, institution-building and electoral viability are complicated yet crucial to success.
British troops have overcome difficult and unique challenges in Afghanistan thanks to more resources and favourable counter-insurgency learning curve. UK forces have become a ‘COIN machine’ getting the job done.
The British Army’s conformist, orthodox culture has sapped its capacity for reflection and reform. A new ethos of creative tension is needed to reinvigorate the British military.
Whilst American forces have undergone a period of transformation at the hands of General Petraeus, British military culture remains in search of a doctrine, a security strategy and a clear direction.Defence Policy
As roles are reversed and the American military supplants the British as masters of counter-insurgency warfare, what will the future hold for the relationship between the Anglophone armies?