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Book Reviews, Maritime Strategy, Russia, Submarines
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Latest Book Review, 27 June

27 Jun 23

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It looks at the development of Soviet and Russian cruise-missile-armed submarines and the challenges they faced.

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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

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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Book Reviews, Geopolitics, Russia, Ukraine
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Latest Book Review, 9 May

09 May 23

The latest book review is available. It is an account of the first six months of Russia’s war against Ukraine, […]

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19th Century, Book Reviews, Naval History, Russia, Second World War
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Latest Book Reviews, 5 May

05 May 23

The latest book reviews are now available. One covers the Ross Expedition to Antarctica, 1839-1843, whilst the other focuses on […]

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Anti-Submarine Warfare, Battle of the Atlantic, Convoy Operations, Diversity & Inclusion, Geopolitics, Merchant Navy, Naval History, Naval Tactics, Nuclear Weapons, Operational Research, People, Russia, Strategy, Trade Interdiction and Protection, Ukraine, Women's Royal Naval Service
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Understanding our Enemy – Why it Matters

By Clive Johnstone,
04 May 23

Ed. Originally presented at St. Nick’s Church, Liverpool, on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023, as part of the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic NR Chairman Vice Admiral Sir Clive Johnstone examined the conflict in Ukraine today, and emphasized how the WRNS of the Second World War were vital to the defeat of the U-boat threat. A 10 minute read.

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Book Reviews, Naval Aviation, Naval History, People, Russia, United States Navy
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Latest Book Reviews, 21 April

21 Apr 23

The latest book reviews are now. One is an examination of the submarine from diverse perspectives; one is an account […]

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Book Reviews, Naval History, People, Russia, Second World War, United States Navy
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Latest Book Reviews, 18 April

18 Apr 23

The latest book reviews are now available. One is on the life of Cdr. D G H ‘Jake’ Wright DSC** […]

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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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Letters, Arms Control, General, Geopolitics, National Defence, Nuclear Deterrence, Nuclear Weapons, Russia, Ukraine
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Letter to the Editor: Putin’s Empty Ukraine Nuclear Threat

08 Apr 23

Ed. The author expands on their earlier letter ( addressing the threats of Russian nuclear weapons use in Ukraine

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