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...
British military interventions since the end of the Cold War could have cost the country nearly £65bn on top of its normal
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.
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?
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.
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 is a reputable organisation with its feet firmly on the ground and contacts with the highest decision making bodies
One is a fierce Taliban military leader and a former Guantánamo detainee, the other a timid British political leader whose
The end of the London 2012 Olympics could see a big drop-off in the sustained rate of UK counter-terrorism spending and staffing
Defence and security experts have delivered a stark verdict on the UK's national security policy - most declaring in a poll