Originally published at the UK Defence Journal. Link here. Nia Griffith, the Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, spoke today at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in Whitehall. In a 26 minute speech, she outlined the changes Labour would make to how defence is operated, as well as a more general look at the UK’s place in the world. Threats She began by outlining … Continue reading Nia Griffith discusses Labour’s defence policies at RUSI
Day 1 of the Land Warfare Conference, with news on EMP, artificial intelligence, NATO, and European cooperation. Continue reading RUSI Land Warfare Conference – Day 1
Why disregarding the views of Catalans will damage Spain’s democracy. Continue reading Catalonia: the case for self-determination
I examine how Geography affects the relationship between Russia and NATO, in my first essay on Geopolitics. Continue reading How does geography pose a problem to Russia and its relationship with NATO?
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT BACKBENCH UK Toby Fountain’s article Britain’s military identity crisis: Questioning our place in a new balance of power is centred on the idea that Britain is in ‘a schism between an old Britain we cling on to that no longer exists and the new Britain in a new world that we are reluctant to acknowledge’. His argument stems from this point, but it’s … Continue reading Why the world needs an engaged United Kingdom
I explain why Laura Kuenssberg being disliked shows how good a journalist she is. Continue reading Laura Kuenssberg: the fact that people hate her shows that she is an impeccable journalist
The past 48 hours have been an old school international relations chess match. North Korea and the US have been at each others’ throats. Two days ago, we were faced with a missile test into the sea nearby to Guam, the American response to which would likely have been of military force. There was even the possibility of a direct strike on Guam, which would … Continue reading Why one must be wary of the media frenzy in an international relations ‘crisis’
The situation with North Korea and the US is delicate. This is Trump’s first real test, and why I’m not worried or panicking. Continue reading Trump’s first real test of resolve