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Book Reviews, China, Geopolitics, Indo-Pacific, Maritime Strategy, Russia, Sea Power, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 30 January 2024

30 Jan 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. Professor Geoffrey Till considers Brent Sadler’s examination of and argument for a recapitalised and reformed US Navy, able to respond to the challenges of great power competition.

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Erratum

29 Jan 24

The review of The Trafalgar Chronicle: New Series 8 has been edited, removing an incorrect reference to Dr Anthony Bruce’s contribution […]

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Book Reviews, Geopolitics, Hybrid Warfare, Russia, Ukraine
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Latest Book Review, 26 January 2024

26 Jan 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a short book examining the Russian seizure of Crimea in 2014.

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Service Culture, Age of Sail, Civil-Military Relations, Defence Engagement, Diplomacy, Diversity & Inclusion, General, Joint Forces, Leadership, People, Sea Power, Shaping The Future, Training, Uruguay
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From Falmouth to Montevideo: A Voyage on Uruguayan Navy Tall Ship Capitán Miranda

By SLt William Parker RN,
26 Jan 24

Ed. Our correspondent draws lessons from his time sailing with the Uruguayan Navy aboard the schooner Capitán Miranda, with a Joint mission of training future officers in seamanship and conducting naval diplomacy around the globe. A 10 minute read.

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Addressing Current Reality, Budgets and Finance, China, Conflict Resolution, Defence Industry, Deterrence, Diplomacy, Geopolitics, Leadership, Middle East, National Security, NATO, Political Theory, Risk Management, Russia, Strategy, The Naval Review, Ukraine
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The Russo-Ukrainian War and the end of the West’s global hegemony

By Cdre Steve Jermy RN (rtd),
23 Jan 24

Ed. The author continues his contentious analysis of the Russia-Ukraine War [110/4, p. 482], with particular attention to the perceived failure of British grand strategy vis-à-vis the geopolitical consequences of Russia’s energy superpower status. A 30 minute read.

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Book Reviews, Maritime Strategy, Naval History, Sea Power, Seapower
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Latest Book Review, 23 January 2024

23 Jan 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. Professor Andrew Lambert considers an edited volume in the Kiel Seapower Series, exploring how naval and maritime strategy is conceptualised and developed.

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Joint Press Conference for NATO Chiefs of Defence meeting, 18 January 2024

20 Jan 24

Joint press conference by Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the Military Committee, General Christopher Cavoli, Supreme Allied Commander Europe and […]

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Book Reviews, Indo-Pacific, Naval History, Naval Warfare, Strategy, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 19 January 2024

19 Jan 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. Professor Geoffrey Till considers a new ‘short, hard-hitting account’ of the US Navy’s role and contribution to the US campaign in Vietnam.

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Addressing Current Reality, Air Defence, Armed Forces, Black Sea, Blockade, Defence Industry, Diplomacy, Dockyards & Ports, Equipment Capability, Europe, Geopolitics, Hybrid Warfare, NATO, Naval Warfare, Nuclear Weapons, Procurement, Russia, Sanctions, Strategy, Technology, Ukraine
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The Ukraine War: Another Year In

By Prof Geoffrey Till,
18 Jan 24

Ed. The author revisits the status of the Ukraine War, a year after his initial analysis [111/2, p. 18]. The failure of either side to deliver a knockout blow, and the systemic nature of new military technology, has reduced the conflict to grinding attrition with few prospects for definitive victory. A 25 minute read.

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