Peace Attempts in the Middle East and Assessing the Theory of War |This Week’s Top Hot Links #126

17 Apr

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at the work Obama has ahead of him if he intends to forge a new relationship for the US with the East in his upcoming trip to Asia. The links also look at the theory of war, by calculating the moves and outcomes […]

MORAL DISARMAMENT – A DefenceSynergia Opinion Piece

21 Mar

Defence Synergia

Our guest blogger, Dave Tisdale, recently published this opinion piece on the DefenceSynergia website, and kindly allowed us to reproduce it here. DefenceSynergia is a defence & strategy research group that exposes the incoherence and weaknesses in the United Kingdom’s defence and security strategies. Read more about the organisation here. The Prime Minister (PM), David […]

Thoughts on the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System Conference

18 Mar

ESPAS

Back in February, Cat attended the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) Conference in Brussels. Over the course of two days, a number of speakers and panels addressed the key concerns facing Europe in the coming years, ranging from the future of the European economy, to its response to resource scarcity and its role […]

A New Europe? Shifting Power Politics in Europe | This Week’s Top Hot Links #123

12 Mar

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at US intervention in the Ukraine and the Middle East, with arguments for and against both. We also look at Britain’s place in the world as its defence budget shrinks, questioning what the effect will be on its armed forces and its current […]

Debating the use of Cyberattacks as a Justified Humanitarian Intervention |This Week’s Top Hot Links #121

26 Feb

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at the trouble facing democracy in the EU as political crisis hits its newest members. We also look at the debate over cyberattacks as a justified humanitarian intervention tactic in the wake of the ongoing conflict in Syria. In addition, this week’s links […]

British Military Capability and its Strategic Relevance Today

20 Jan

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It is reassuring to know that DefenceSynergia (DS) is not alone in recognising there are ever widening cracks in the foundations of UK’s defence strategy, as emphasised by Robert Gates, a former US Defense Secretary, on the BBC Today programme on the 16 January 2014. The latter adding further strength to the concerns articulated by […]

Assessing the Real Impact of Development Aid | This Week’s Top Hot Links #114

9 Jan

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs examines the impact of the developing aid industry, and the negative implications it may have on the development landscape. We also look at the relationship between India and the US, and the troubles that lurk beneath an outwardly friendly attitude. We also explore the future for […]

2013 Leading Global Thinkers – Who Will be Topping the List? | This Week’s Top Hot Links #113

20 Dec

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs looks at the leading global thinkers of 2013, and forecasts into the coming years. We also examine how the Western states’ relationship with the Syrian opposition has been called into question as the rise of jihadists and the worsening sectarian trouble in the country prompt difficulties. […]