UK economic emergency sets stage for strong words and hollow actions on defence
Much as UK Prime Minister Liz Truss wants to project strong British power on the global stage, investment in much-needed capabilities is jeopardised by the fragile economic situation.
Stark choices confront constrained UK (Opinion)
Is the next Prime Minister capable of finding a solution for the crisis facing the UK, as the country grapples with a cost of living crisis and an economy entering a recession at the same time as Cold War levels of defence investment are needed?
New UK Prime Minister has mountain to climb on delivering defence promises (Opinion)
Whoever becomes the next UK Prime Minister may find it near-impossible to overcome the perennial procurement and spending issues facing the MoD, as well as recently generated geopolitical problems such as the Russo-Ukrainian War.
Something’s got to give (Opinion)
UK defence policy lacks coherence as the gap between rhetoric and reality remains as wide as ever, while the government remains focused on self-preservation instead of giving clear direction.