opinion

ISIS Is an Existential Threat, but Not to the West

The word ‘existential’ aptly entered the English lexicon in 1941, when borders, governments, peoples and democracy itself were all having ...
opinion

The Talibans Siege of Kunduz Highlights a Worrying New Dynamic

The Taliban seized the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on 28th September after five months of fighting. Even though the city was recaptured ...
features

Whats Haunting Anglo-Iranian Relations

With specialist restorers needing to be flown in from the UK to restore the building to its past glory, on ...
features

Why Britain hasnt Followed the US into Syria

It seems like a generation ago now, but it was only in late August 2013 that Britain’s House of Commons ...
opinion

Death by Treasury: The Challenge of Defense Austerity in Britain

Last week, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, made the surprise announcementthat the Conservative Government would commit to spending 2% ...
opinion

200 Years after Waterloo, How will Todays Wars be Remembered?

Can you remember the last time the conclusion of a war was widely celebrated by soldiers, politicians, the press and ...
features

Vladislav Surkov: The (Gray) Cardinal of the Kremlin

In the parlance of our times, Vladislav Surkov is Russia’s very real answer to Frank Underwood – a behind the ...
features

Urban Warfare and Jade Helm: Why We Should Invade Texas

  I grew up watching The Simpsons and it remains one of my favorite TV shows. So when news stories began to gain ...
opinion

UK General Election: There Are No Votes in Defence

The astute reader may have noticed the “c” in “defence” contained in the title – these words weren’t spoken by ...
features

From Tikrit to Mosul

On March 2, a motley assortment of loyalist fighters launched an assault on Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein. It ...