Report on a RUSI conference on urban warfare in conjunction with the Institution of Royal Engineers and the Royal Engineers Historical Society on the 75th Anniversary of the German capitulation at Stalingrad.
It is almost a quarter of a century since the international community intervened to stop the carnage in the former Yugoslavia. The war crime tribunals are now over, but the painful lessons of that conflict endure.
Libya is back in the international spotlight after reports emerged of African migrants being sold to the highest bidder. However, this is just one aspect of the North African state’s seven-year crisis.
A political dispute in Japan over an alleged cover-up in a UN peacekeeping operation in South Sudan highlights a bigger regional problem with international operations that are no longer about maintaining, but more about imposing, peace.
Pictures of what appears to be a test installation of a naval railgun on a PLA Navy landing ship suggest China is moving forward with sea trials of a weapon which can threaten all Western surface assets. At the start of a huge ship-building plan, China is ideally placed to capitalise on this technology.