'Climate Change: Are Global Threats An Opportunity To Put The UK Back On The Map In 2020?'

In Sitrep's Review of the Year, Professor Paul Rogers, Professor Michael Clarke and BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee discuss how climate change will impact the military landscape and Britain's standing among the world powers. See here for the full article in Forces News or read it below. 'Climate Change: Are Global Threats An Opportunity To Put …

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'Donald Trump’s tactics against Iran are bold; his strategy’s a puzzle', The Sunday Times, by Michael Clarke.

5th January 2020, The Sunday Times, by Michael Clarke. The US drone strike on Qassem Soleimani was a shock tactic. It shocked the Iranians and the leaders of their proxy militia forces in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen. It shocked outside powers such as Russia and Turkey; and it left America’s western allies — yet again …

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‘Get Brexit Done’ will be won or lost in the UK’s ‘fifth kingdom’, by Helen Ramscar

So we all get a break over Christmas, take a deep breath, and then throw ourselves into ‘Getting Brexit Done’. But ‘Getting Brexit Done’ really means getting it started, and the reality of it will likely be sobering. The principle of Brexit intrinsically strains the Union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. But that is …

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NI Unionism: bulwark of the Union breaking down? by Helen Ramscar

This month’s election result timestamps an awakened Fifth Kingdom in England, a resurgent SNP in Scotland, and yet, perhaps the most strange and important underlying shift lay elsewhere, as traditional identity politics in Northern Ireland appeared to go into retreat. This may turn out to be the real ticking time-bomb under the union of the …

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BFBS Radio Sitrep: Review of the Year 2019 podcast

Presented by Kate Gerbeau with BFBS Defence Analyst Christopher Lee, guest speakers include: Professor Michael Clarke, Professor Paul Rogers, Lucy Fisher and Simon Marks. Issued discussed by the panel of experts include: The state of British defence at the end of 2019 - With a newly-elected government and a UK Prime Minister with a new mandate, we’ll be asking …

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'Ben Wallace Admits Defence Funding Shortfall', Forces News.

Professor Michael Clarke, Associate Director of the Strategy and Security Institute at the University of Exeter, told the BFBS Radio Sitrep podcast about his concerns over how the military retains staff. "Some of them just leave before they qualify as pilots - because they're fed up of being told it'll be 'another six months'... before they can move from their …

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