Defence

Is Bosnia on the brink of a civil war?
Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik
In Depth

Is Bosnia on the brink of a civil war?

Liz Truss visiting Sarajevo to reaffirm UK’s commitment to Balkans peace
26 May 2022
The origins of the Quad
Leaders of Australia, US, Japan and India meet in Tokyo
Getting to grips with . . .

The origins of the Quad

US, Japan, Australia and India accused of trying to form ‘Asian Nato’
25 May 2022
Will Russia’s ‘Terminator’ tanks break Ukraine’s resistance?
A BMPT ‘Terminator’ tank on display during last year’s Victory Day parade in Red Square
Today’s big question

Will Russia’s ‘Terminator’ tanks break Ukraine’s resistance?

Moscow deploys armoured fighting vehicles in ‘sign of increasing frustration’
20 May 2022
Why Turkey is threatening to block Nato’s Nordic expansion
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Between the lines

Why Turkey is threatening to block Nato’s Nordic expansion

Ankara delays early vote on Sweden and Finland joining military alliance
19 May 2022
Inside the first public US hearing on UFOs in half a century
Scott Bray
Why we’re talking about . . .

Inside the first public US hearing on UFOs in half a century

Reports of unidentified aerial phenomena have doubled in the last year, say intelligence officials
18 May 2022
How much has the UK spent on Ukraine?
Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Today’s big question

How much has the UK spent on Ukraine?

The government announced earlier this month it would send £1.3bn in military support to war-torn country
17 May 2022
The fallout of Finland’s Nato membership bid
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin addresses a press conference on Nato membership in April
Getting to grips with . . .

The fallout of Finland’s Nato membership bid

Helsinki formally declares intention to join military alliance
16 May 2022

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Nato vs. Russia: who would win?
Nato troops
In Depth

Nato vs. Russia: who would win?

Finland announces intention to join military alliance
12 May 2022
Russian generals fear Putin ‘purge’
Vladimir Putin during meetings at the Kremlin
Behind the scenes

Russian generals fear Putin ‘purge’

Moscow’s military top brass being blamed for Ukraine ‘quagmire’, defence minister says
6 May 2022
What could UK army learn from Ukraine?
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace during a trip to Finland
Today’s big question

What could UK army learn from Ukraine?

Kyiv troops’ experience of fighting Russia offers important lessons for UK, defence minister says
6 May 2022
Fake priest cons his way into Windsor barracks
The band of the Coldstream Guards, whose barracks are near Windsor Castle
Behind the scenes

Fake priest cons his way into Windsor barracks

The intruder joked with officers in their mess before being offered a bed for the night
3 May 2022
How Ben Wallace became a favourite to succeed Boris Johnson
Ben Wallace
Profile

How Ben Wallace became a favourite to succeed Boris Johnson

Defence secretary has benefited from Afghanistan crisis and war in Ukraine
28 Apr 2022
How dangerous is Putin’s new nuclear weapon?
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Fact file

How dangerous is Putin’s new nuclear weapon?

Russian state TV claims ‘Satan II’ atomic missile could wipe UK off map
28 Apr 2022
Are North Korea’s nuclear weapons a threat?
A news broadcast of the military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea
Fact file

Are North Korea’s nuclear weapons a threat?

Kim Jong Un warns secretive state is accelerating its atomic missile program
27 Apr 2022
Russia-Ukraine war: what are fléchettes?
Ukrainian servicemen on the streets of Bucha
Getting to grips with . . .

Russia-Ukraine war: what are fléchettes?

Metal darts discovered by forensic doctors in bodies in Bucha mass graves
26 Apr 2022
What are hypersonic missiles?
A Russian jet carrying a hypersonic missile flies over a military parade in Red Square, Moscow
Fact file

What are hypersonic missiles?

Russian invasion of Ukraine has hastened efforts to develop ‘consequential weapon’
6 Apr 2022
The British-made weapon helping Ukraine repel Russia
A Ukrainian soldier poses with an NLAW next to a destroyed Russian tank
Why we’re talking about . . .

The British-made weapon helping Ukraine repel Russia

Anti-tank missile system provided by UK has ‘cult status’ among Ukrainian troops
1 Apr 2022
The size of the UK Armed Forces examined
Boris Johnson with troops
Getting to grips with . . .

The size of the UK Armed Forces examined

Pressure is growing to reverse cuts to troop numbers in response to Ukraine conflict
31 Mar 2022
What is Nato’s Article 5?
Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of Nato
Expert’s view

What is Nato’s Article 5?

Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty has only been used once in Nato’s history
21 Mar 2022
Is it time for UK defence spending to rise?
Boris Johnson with troops
In Depth

Is it time for UK defence spending to rise?

Military budget has fallen substantially since 1950s – but Ukraine conflict may change this
8 Mar 2022
The pros and cons of Nato
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks in Brussels after Russia invaded Ukraine
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of Nato

Russia-Ukraine war puts North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the spotlight
3 Mar 2022
Is Russia’s military falling apart in Ukraine?
24 February: Ukrainian servicemen prepare to respond to a Russian attack in the Lugansk region
Behind the scenes

Is Russia’s military falling apart in Ukraine?

Leaked radio messages suggest invading troops are ‘in complete disarray’ and ‘crying in combat’
3 Mar 2022
Russia’s air force fails to conquer Ukraine’s skies
The aftermath of Russian shelling on Karazin Kharkiv National University in Kharkiv
Getting to grips with . . .

Russia’s air force fails to conquer Ukraine’s skies

Moscow’s modern combat aircraft yet to secure Kyiv’s airspace
2 Mar 2022
The meaning of blitzkrieg
Ukrainian border
Getting to grips with . . .

The meaning of blitzkrieg

Russia’s ‘lightning war’ against Ukraine compared to Nazi strategy in WWII
1 Mar 2022
How Putin launched a war on three fronts against Ukraine
Ukrainian troops on the frontline near Novognativka, Ukraine
Getting to grips with . . .

How Putin launched a war on three fronts against Ukraine

Russian ‘sabotage groups’ have reportedly entered Kyiv to target president
25 Feb 2022
Football violence, military trauma and potato milk
Police and England fans on Wembley Way ahead of the Euro 2020 final
Podcast

Football violence, military trauma and potato milk

Why are hooligans back in the headlines? Are our soldiers being failed by their employer? And is the humble potato the next superfood?
11 Feb 2022
Technopessimism, population and a new world order
Joe Biden
Podcast

Technopessimism, population and a new world order

Has the US given up on policing the world? Should we worry about a falling population? And is social media really a threat to democracy?
31 Dec 2021
MPs in firing line over ‘stag do’-style antics
Gilbraltar
In Depth

MPs in firing line over ‘stag do’-style antics

Labour’s Charlotte Nichols blames medication after allegedly being removed from Gibraltar airport in wheelchair
11 Nov 2021
I spy: Britain’s ‘most classified material’ to be stored in Amazon cloud
GCHQ
Business Briefing

I spy: Britain’s ‘most classified material’ to be stored in Amazon cloud

Companies in the news include AWS, Facebook and Gieves & Hawkes
28 Oct 2021
MoD urged to investigate cover-up claims in murder of Kenyan woman
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace
Why we’re talking about . . .

MoD urged to investigate cover-up claims in murder of Kenyan woman

Agnes Wanjiru was last seen with British soldier before her battered body was discovered in hotel septic tank
25 Oct 2021
FBI sting nets couple who hid atomic secrets in peanut butter sandwich
An Australian Collins submarine that will be replaced as part of the Aukus pact
Stranger than fiction

FBI sting nets couple who hid atomic secrets in peanut butter sandwich

US navy engineer charged with trying to sell sensitive nuclear submarine data
11 Oct 2021
Aukus: the rift with France
French President Emmanuel Macron: ‘humiliation’
In Depth

Aukus: the rift with France

French fury over the new submarine pact has been something to behold
23 Sep 2021
The arguments for and against an EU army
Ursula von der Leyen and Emmanuel Macron
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against an EU army

Ursula von der Leyen calls for bloc to become ‘part of the solution’ through military force
17 Sep 2021
Pentagon ‘blames UK’ for Kabul airport suicide attack
People wait to be processed at Kabul airport
The latest on . . .

Pentagon ‘blames UK’ for Kabul airport suicide attack

US kept open Abbey Gate to help UK evacuation effort - despite imminent threat of attack
31 Aug 2021
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