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Arms Control, Budgets and Finance, Equipment Capability, General, Geopolitics, Letters, Nuclear Deterrence, Nuclear Weapons
4 minutes, 20 seconds

Letter to the Editor: Nuclear Deterrence

By ROB FORSYTH,
26 Apr 23
Ed.

The author continues his long-standing [109/4, p. 528] critique of the efficacy of nuclear deterrence.

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Addressing Current Reality, Afghanistan, Artificial Intelligence, Budgets and Finance, China, Civil-Military Relations, Force Structure, General, Geopolitics, Global War On Terror, Maritime Strategy, Maritime Trade, National Defence, Russia, Ukraine
39 minutes, 20 seconds

Grand Strategy, the UK as a Medium Power & its Maritime

By BRUCE WILLIAMS,
18 Apr 23
Ed.

Reflections on the current state of the UK’s strategic positioning amidst the background of an increasingly dangerous and unpredictable world. The author posits that the reality of medium power status means fundamentally reassessing the often ideologically driven assumptions that have brought the UK and the Royal Navy to this moment in history. A 40 minute read.

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Learning From The Past, Budgets and Finance, Force Structure, Leadership, Letters, National Defence, Naval Platforms, Royal Australian Navy, The Naval Review, United States Navy
16 minutes, 50 seconds

Two Letters From Australia

By MASTER NED,
05 Apr 23
Ed.

Between 1978 and 2022 James Goldrick wrote 45 ‘Letters From Australia’, providing the Naval Review with invaluable insights from the island continent. Reprinted here are the first two letters, published in 1978 [66/4, p. 313] and 1979 [67/2, p. 119], to provide the younger reader with a taste of Master Ned’s trademark didactic analysis and wit. A memorial service for Rear Admiral Goldrick is being held on April 5th at Christopher’s Cathedral in Canberra.

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Budgets and Finance, Maritime Strategy, National Defence, Naval Warfare, Nuclear Deterrence, Shaping The Future, Strategy, Technology, Ukraine
22 minutes, 58 seconds

The Strategic Choices for Defence

By VICE ADMIRAL SIR JEREMY BLACKHAM,
01 Apr 23
Ed.

Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham considers the future of Britain’s strategic nuclear deterrent, and the difficult choices that will have to be made in an environment of increasing threats, tightening budgets, and relentless price-inflation. Originally published 28 February 2023 by CityForum (https://www.cityforum.co.uk/the-strategic-choices-for-defence-by-sir-jeremy-blackham/). A 20 minute read.

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