This Whitehall Paper reviews the new Ministry of Defence (MoD) procedure for Combined Operational Effectiveness and Investment Appraisal (COEIA) studies and the role of these studies in MoD procurement of defence equipment, and discusses some possible developments in that procedure.
The UK, the US and Europe are considering options in a number of key aspects of military space, and the time is therefore ripe to analyse the considerable British experience of military space and to examine the options facing a British government in this vital area of defence technology.
Between the years 1945 and 1947, twenty-nine out of thirty German speakers who were on Czechoslovak soil at the end of the Second World War were ‘expelled’ from the region known as Sudetenland. The division of Europe rendered debate of these events futile, a mere game of rhetoric. Then in 1989 the ground rules suddenly changed.
Halfway through the 1990s, the main problems of Ukrainian-Russian relations still remain unresolved. To foresee the possible developments in these relations, this Whitehall Paper analyses the main strategic priorities of the foreign, military and national security policies of Russia and Ukraine after the disintegration of the Soviet Union.