Britain and Turkey signed a £100 million deal on 28 January during Theresa May’s trade talks in Ankara with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Under the deal, BAE Systems will join forces with Turkish Aerospace Industries to develop a ‘fifth-generation fighter’ for the Turkish Air Force of the 2020s. What sort of aircraft could be produced and what implications could there be?
On 19 January Sir Malcolm Rifkind, former UK Foreign Secretary, and Dr Igor Ivanov, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, spoke at RUSI’s first Russia- UK bilateral on security challenges.
Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to Washington today is billed as a potential revival of the old US–UK ‘Special Relationship’. But is Britain still special in military terms to the US? And can the British deliver military capabilities the Americans really need?
The Chancellor, George Osborne, has announced that funding for the renewal of Britain's nuclear deterrent must come from the Ministry of Defence's core budget. RUSI's Malcolm Chalmers assesses the ramifications of this announcement.