Key Developments

Georgia’s Mikheil Saakashvili is Racing the Clock

By James Durso

Timing is everything, and it may determine the fate of Georgia’s former president, Mikheil Saakashvili. Saakashvili…

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Germany, the War in Ukraine, and Its Future Role in Europe

By Robbin Laird

The war in Ukraine is an epoch-changing event. How epochal will only be written by future…

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Boron for Chinese Supersonics and Hypersonic Weapons

By Debalina Ghoshal

China’s ‘anti-access area denial’ strategy requires credible weapon systems among which anti-ship missiles are one. Both…

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The Next Frontiers for Defense in 2023

By Matt Medley

Technology is at the forefront of the defense sector moving forward into 2023. New technologies such…

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Will a Trillion Dollars Per Year Buy America a Better Defense?

By James Durso

The Pentagon had a very merry Christmas but all the American taxpayers got was a lump…

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Leopard Tanks to Ukraine?

By Robert Czulda

Media reports about potential deliveries of the Leopard main battle tanks (MBTs) to Ukraine are undoubtedly…

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Special Reports
With the looming defence strategic review launched by the new Labour government, the Williams Foundation seminar held on...
Book Review
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Featured Defense System
By UK Ministry of Defence

On 19 January 2023, the UK Ministry of Defence publish an article on their new subsea protection ship. The 98-metre-long, adaptable offshore patrol vessel – the length of Big Ben – will act as a ‘mother ship’, operating remote and autonomous offboard systems for underwater surveillance and seabed warfare, vital to our national security. Shortly after arriving at Cammell Laird, the ship will be repainted and have critical military equipment installed, before taking up its role as the first of two Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance (MROS) ships, operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) later this year. The vessel will be formally handed over to control of the RFA in the next few days, several months ahead of schedule – following an acceleration of the acquisition announced by the...

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