Foreign Aid Is A Vital National Interest Essential In Ensuring A Safer World

Bill Gates | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK
Bill Gates

Given the recent wave of newspaper stories suggesting the UK's aid money isn't being well spent, I feel it is important for someone like me who works on foreign aid every day to make the case for the facts. So, let me be clear...

The Cost To Britain Of Iraq And Afghanistan Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

British military interventions since the end of the Cold War could have cost the country nearly £65bn on top of its normal defence spending, a major ...

Long Live the Humble King

David Abrahams | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Politics
David Abrahams

It is a testimony to Benn's mindset that he was befriended by those whose political beliefs were shivering polar opposites to his own. He will be missed by both sides of the House more than any other figure I can recall.

Mending Defence Procurement; Can We Keep Up the Momentum?

Peter Luff | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Luff

One of the greatest unsung achievements of the coalition government is the balancing of the defence budget. A great gaping financial wound has been staunched - but will the dressings hold?

Responses to Sahel Terrorism: Music to Jihadist Ears

Professor Michael Clarke | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Michael Clarke

The attacks on Algerian gas installations and the Mali insurgency has led the UK Prime Minister to describe this as a 'generational struggle'. However, what is happening across the Sahel region is a different terrorist challenge altogether, requiring a reappraisal in strategy.

Assessing American Power

Saqeb Mueen | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Saqeb Mueen

The media has anointed Barack Obama the winner of the most recent and final presidential debate devoted entirely to foreign policy issues. Yet, even though foreign affairs will feature little in the next few weeks, the rest of the world will take stock of Obama's presidency.

Rusi Report: The Real News is Not Taliban but the West Wants Exit

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK
Jasdev Singh Rai

RUSI is a reputable organisation with its feet firmly on the ground and contacts with the highest decision making bodies. Hence its research that the ...

Why Has Nick Clegg Been Compared To A Taliban Leader?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

One is a fierce Taliban military leader and a former Guantánamo detainee, the other a timid British political leader whose popularity is dwindling. ...

Austerity Cuts To Counter-Terrorism Budget Could Hit UK After Olympic Games

PA | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

The end of the London 2012 Olympics could see a big drop-off in the sustained rate of UK counter-terrorism spending and staffing levels, the Royal Uni...

Security Experts Believe SDSR Has 'Failed'

PA | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK Politics

Defence and security experts have delivered a stark verdict on the UK's national security policy - most declaring in a poll that it failed to match th...

Michael Rundle

UK Has 'No Defence Industrial Strategy' Expert Claims After BAE Cuts | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK

The UK has no defence industrial strategy "at all" a defence expert has claimed amid BAE Systems's announcement that 2,942 jobs will be cut from its m...