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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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Conference Report, Artificial Intelligence, Environment, Fisheries, Maritime Strategy, Maritime Trade, National Defence, Naval News, Oil & Gas, Technology, Trade Interdiction and Protection
10 minutes, 27 seconds

The RN, UK Coastal Security and Communities

By DR MATTHEW HEASLIP,
23 Jun 23

Ed. A summary of the UK Coastal Security and Communities conference that was co-hosted by the RN Strategic Studies Centre and the University of Portsmouth in April 2023. The author expands upon the major themes that were discussed, making the connection between technology, the environment, and the United Kingdom’s coastal communities. A 10 minute read.

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Addressing Current Reality, Defence Reviews, Deterrence, Diplomacy, Geopolitics, Indo-Pacific, Maritime Strategy, National Defence, Strategy
6 minutes, 52 seconds

The Integrated Review and Integrated Deterrence

By BRIGADIER RORY COPINGER-SYMES CBE (RTD), AND DR. JOHN HEMMINGS,
21 Jun 23

Ed. The Indo-Pacific theatre presents new challenges for the RN that recent UK strategic reviews may have optimistically underestimated. The authors contend that future RN involvement will have to rely on a combination of deterrence and cultivating alliances. A 5 minute read.

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Air Power, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Convoy Operations, Dockyards & Ports, Learning From The Past, Logistics, Maritime Strategy, Maritime Trade, Merchant Navy, Naval History, Naval Warfare, Strategic Bombing, Strategy, Trade Interdiction and Protection
16 minutes, 53 seconds

Malta and the Mediterranean Fleet, 1940-1943: A Dissenting Perspective

By ROGER PLUMTREE,
18 Jun 23

Ed. In his analysis of strategic lessons to be drawn from the Second World War [40/4. p. 432], Captain S. W. Roskill, RN, wrote, “It took much ‘sad experience’ to show that Malta could have been properly defended and could have been kept in use as a base.” Roger Plumtree reconsiders the Maltese narrow margin with the question in mind: was Roskill wrong? A 15 minute read.

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Admiralty, Geopolitics, Maritime Strategy, Operational Art
2 minutes, 21 seconds

Nurturing Future Maritime Leaders

08 Jun 23

Ed. As Sir Richard Branson likes to say ‘invest in your people and they will invest in your business’ , the Royal Navy Strategic Studies Centre is on the case.

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Learning From The Past, Admiralty, Budgets and Finance, Defence Reviews, Doctrine, Equipment Capability, General, Historiography, Leadership, Letters, Maritime Strategy, National Defence, Naval History, People, The Naval Review, Uncategorized
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Rear Admiral James Goldrick, AO CSC Naval Review Archive

By MASTER NED,
03 Jun 23

Ed. As a memorial and in tribute of his extensive contributions, the Digital and Editorial teams have compiled a complete archive of James Goldrick’s Naval Review letters, articles, reviews and eulogies.

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Civil-Military Relations, Admiralty, General, Leadership, Maritime Strategy, National Defence, Naval History, Naval Warfare, Shaping The Future, Strategy
10 minutes, 10 seconds

What should the art of admiralty involve in a competitive, maritime age?

By JOE REILLY,
31 May 23

Ed. The author takes to task the need for public engagement by the RN, if a sceptical public is to be convinced of the vital importance of the maritime nature of the British Way of War. A 10 minute read.

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Addressing Current Reality, Civil-Military Relations, Defence Engagement, Defence Reviews, Deterrence, Doctrine, Maritime Strategy, National Defence, Strategy
18 minutes, 55 seconds

Winning the War Before the War: Defence Engagement and the Conceptual Component

By SLT WILLIAM PARKER RN,
25 May 23

Ed. Defence engagement is a vital component of any influence and deterrence strategy. But how well is defence engagement situated in the defence review and service doctrine literature? The author argues more can be done to explicitly define defence engagement as a core RN role. A 20 minute read.

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19th Century, Age of Sail, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Battle of the Atlantic, Convoy Operations, Falklands War, First World War, History of Science, Learning From The Past, Maritime Strategy, Maritime Trade, Merchant Marine, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Naval Staff, Operational Research, Professional Military Education, Second World War, Strategy, The Naval Review, Trade Interdiction and Protection
28 minutes, 20 seconds

Some Reflections upon the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939- 1945, and Historic Maritime Operational Research – III & IV

By DAVID WATKIN WATERS,
21 May 23

Ed. David Waters concluded his 1995-1996 series of reflections on the Battle of the Atlantic [84/2 & 84/3] by returning to the question of convoy ‘laws’ and his concern that ideological assumptions and abstract thought concerning future operations would once again take precedence over the scientific conclusions he had reached forty years before. A 25 minute read.

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