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European Defence Policy: An Economic Perspective

European Defence Policy: An Economic Perspective

European defence policy cannot ignore economic dimensions. Falling defence budgets and rising costs mean that difficult choices are ahead for nation states, the EU, and national defence industries.

The Coming of ‘Killer Robots’

The Coming of ‘Killer Robots’

Killer Robots are on the march, to use a military metaphor, and there is no going back. They are coming to a theatre of war near you, and they may arrive sooner than expected. Welcome to the future.

U.S. Military Culture and the Withdrawal from Afghanistan

U.S. Military Culture and the Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Military culture will determine the characteristics of the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan. In turn, the withdrawal will determine American military culture and its organization into the 21st century.

Review – The Generals

Review – The Generals

The American military fights a lot, but wins less frequently. Thomas Ricks’ provocative examination of the relative failures of the US military’s major engagements since WWII (Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam) lays the blame with the generals.

Casting Long Strategic Shadows

Casting Long Strategic Shadows

As American foreign policy begins to represent a crusade, surely it is time to reconsider the strategic shadows that the post-Cold War foreign policy initiatives have cast.

Review – Contemporary Military Innovation

Review – Contemporary Military Innovation

The key to this excellent collection of essays on military planning and practice in the modern era is in the subtitle: anticipation and adaptation.

London 2012, Terrorism and the Militarization of the City

London 2012, Terrorism and the Militarization of the City

The ways in which security has been approached and implemented by the organisers of London 2012 reflects an ongoing militarization of cities which is worrying.

Oliver North: A New Low for the Military-Industrial-Entertainment Network

Oliver North: A New Low for the Military-Industrial-Entertainment Network

American geopolitical entertainment has become brutal. Games play with relish for pro-American killing & bloodlust, morally fig-leafed by patriotism.

The U.S. Navy – Navigating Through a Changing Climate

The U.S. Navy – Navigating Through a Changing Climate

Predicting the range of future challenges is no easy matter, but it is a necessary part of how military organizations prepare, invest in platforms and weapon systems, conduct training, and concentrate their forces.

What to Do? The Climate Security Policy Conundrum

What to Do? The Climate Security Policy Conundrum

One of the dominant themes of this entire literature is that physical exposure is not destiny. Governance and political dynamics are as, if not more, important in explaining whether or not environmental shocks, scarcity, and abundance lead to conflict.

Identimetrics: Operationalizing Identity in Counterinsurgency Operations

Identimetrics: Operationalizing Identity in Counterinsurgency Operations

Identimetrics adds identity to the operational and strategic context of counterinsurgency, which must be considered when operating in foreign environments and within foreign cultures.

Climate Change and the Military

Climate Change and the Military

While knowledge about the impact of climate change on the role of militaries is scant, planning for a future with climate change has begun.

Climate Change, the Laws of War and the Military

Climate Change, the Laws of War and the Military

The laws of war may need to be amended in order to protect those facilities and components such as forests and flood defences that societies will rely upon in the future to protect us from the impacts of climate change.

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