Middle East

Suppressing the Houthis: The potential for British carrier strike

Benedict Baxendale-Smith investigates the prospect of deploying a British aircraft carrier to the Red Sea

In defence of Britain’s carriers

William Freer defends Britain’s aircraft carriers and refutes many of the criticisms levied against them

The Red Sea: Britain’s uncertain link

James Fargher analyses Britain’s contemporary interests in the Red Sea, before arguing for a more permanent naval presence in the region

How should we best prepare for multi-front crises?

The Council on Geostrategy asks six experts how Britain should best prepare for multi-front crises in today’s Big Ask

What is at stake in the Red Sea?

The Council on Geostrategy asks eight experts what is at stake in the Red Sea, and what the UK should do next, in today’s Big Ask

The Bab-el-Mandeb: Who is ‘swimming naked’?

Julien Lalanne de Saint-Quentin analyses recent tensions in the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb and their implications

The Afghanistan withdrawal: a pivot, not a retreat

Dr Philip Shetler-Jones discusses the withdrawal from Afghanistan and argues that it represents changing priorities rather than defeat

The geopolitical consequences of Afghanistan

James Rogers argues that Britain will remain beholden to America unless it is willing to redevelop its ability to lead new coalitions

China’s interests in Afghanistan

Prof. John Hemmings explains why China is putting so much effort into staying on the Taliban’s good side and what it wants out of Afghanistan

British counterterrorism: Combatting Daesh

Archishman Goswami argues that British counterterrorism operations will need to change to adapt to Daesh’s tactics