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Armed Forces, Air Power, Australia, China, Combined Arms, Cyberwarfare, Deterrence, Dockyards & Ports, Doctrine, From the Archive, General, Joint Operations, Maritime Strategy, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Naval Platforms, Naval Tactics, Naval Warfare, Nuclear Weapons, Operational Art, Risk Management, Technology, The Naval Review, United States Navy
17 minutes, 39 seconds

Back to the Future?

By Dr Dave Sloggett,
07 Dec 23

Ed. In 2012 [100/2, p. 154] the author considered the history of the Japanese attack on Darwin of 19 February 1942 as a comparison for possible Chinese air operations in the 21st century. As was the case with Pearl Harbor, a surprise attack by long-range air assets raised questions about the security of bases in the region. A 20 minute read.

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Naval Platforms, China, Civil-Military Relations, Environment, Equipment Capability, Hydrographic Survey, Indo-Pacific, Law, Letters, Oceanography, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Surveillance
1 minute, 14 seconds

Letter to the Editor: Military Data Gathering and the RFA

By Michael Barritt,
31 Oct 23

Ed. The author notes the danger of assuming unimpeded access for the RFA’s Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance Ships (MROSS) to contested waters in the Indo-Pacific and elsewhere.

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China, Diplomacy, Europe, First World War, General, Geopolitics, Hybrid Warfare, Indo-Pacific, Iran, Middle East, Military History, National Defence, Operational Art, Persian Gulf, Russia, Shaping The Future, Strategy, Ukraine
8 minutes, 0 seconds

Hannibal’s legacy: always find the flank

By Lt Gen Robert Fry,
12 Oct 23

Ed. The author considers the grand strategic temptation of seeking a flank to break the current, Huntingesque, East-West standoff. Engaging additional allies, or enemies, and perpetuating old conflicts worldwide has dangerous implications for the future of global stability. Originally published in The Article. A 10 minute read.

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Geopolitics, Addressing Current Reality, China, Defence Engagement, Defence Reviews, Deterrence, Diplomacy, Global War on Terrorism, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, National Defence, Persian Gulf, Strategy
22 minutes, 31 seconds

The Rebalance of Power in an Increasingly Competitive Persian Gulf and the Implications for UK Defence

By LT COL SAM HUGHES RM,
25 Jul 23

Ed. The author argues that, in light of China and Russia’s rising regional influence, the UK needs to review its strategy in the Middle East. The Persian Gulf is sliding down Defence’s priorities, yet there remains a large military commitment, which, the author argues, does not represent a positive balance of investment. Should the MoD consider moving its maritime and air assets out of the Gulf? A 25 minute read.

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Addressing Current Reality, China, Communications, Defence Reviews, Deterrence, Geopolitics, Hybrid Warfare, Indo-Pacific, Maritime Strategy, Naval Platforms, Russia, Strategy, Submarines, Technology
9 minutes, 47 seconds

The Kraken Wakes: Underwater Operations in the Indo-Pacific

By MATTHEW BAYLIS,
23 Jun 23

Ed. The author suggests an expanded international role for the RN’s subsurface surveillance capability, particularly with regard to building capacity to deter PLAN hybrid operations against Taiwan’s communications network. A 10 minute read.

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China, Conference Report, Defence Industry, Deterrence, Indo-Pacific, Naval Engineering, Naval News, Naval Platforms, Procurement, Submarines, Technology, United States Navy
5 minutes, 5 seconds

USN Submarine League Symposium, November 2022 – Key Issues

By DAN CONLEY,
21 Jun 23

Ed. The author provides an important update on USN and RN nuclear submarine developments, highlighting the major challenges for the Services and the industrial base over the next decade. A 5 minute read.

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Addressing Current Reality, Afghanistan, Artificial Intelligence, Budgets and Finance, China, Civil-Military Relations, Defence Engagement, 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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Book Reviews, China, Equipment Capability, Force Structure, General, Geopolitics, Maritime Strategy, Naval Warfare, Royal Australian Navy, Strategy, Technology, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 6 April

06 Apr 23

The latest book review is now available. It looks at the 2023 edition of the Seaforth World Naval Review: https://www.naval-review.com/book-reviews/seaforth-world-naval-review-2023/

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General, China, Geopolitics
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The Spring 2023 Britannia Lecture supported by the Naval Review

24 Mar 23

By kind permission of Captain Sarah Oakley, Captain of Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, the Naval Review is delighted to […]

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