The UK's 2016 National Cyber Security Strategy reaches its conclusion in 2021. At the midway point of the current strategy, and with an upcoming Spending Review, the focus should now be on building the next strategy. This Briefing Paper poses a series of questions to help frame this debate.
There currently exists an alphabet soup of organisations tasked with upholding the the UK’s cyber-defences. Proposals for a national UK Cyber Response Team will therefore need to have clear responsibilities, differentiating from other cyber-response initiatives
The Obama Administration has announced a shift in emphasis for missile defence capabilities away from Europe to the US mainland. While this could help allay Russian concerns about the NATO system, Moscow's leaders may require more confidence-building measures.
A ‘5.5 generation Super Raptor’, based on an evolution of the F-22 design concept or of the F-35 once the latter has matured in service, is a more likely prospect than operational sixth-generation fighter aircraft by 2030
Hypersonics is the realm beyond Mach 5. Systems designed to operate in this regime offer a number of potential advantages including reduced flight times, higher survivability and greater kinetic effects but considerable technical challenges remain