Systemic Competition

Chinese politics in 2024: Indications from the ‘Two Sessions’

Charles Parton investigates the political priorities of the CCP for the rest of 2024 in light of this year’s ‘Two Sessions’

How could the UK augment its nuclear forces?

The Council on Geostrategy asks 11 experts how the UK could augment its nuclear forces

AUKMIN 2024 advances AUKUS

Lord Risby reflects on AUKMIN 2024 and how it progressed AUKUS, as well as the significance of the agreement for the UK more broadly

The case for AUKUS public diplomacy

Euan Graham, John Hemmings and James Rogers argue that AUKUS needs a Public Diplomacy Division akin to NATO’s

China’s National People’s Congress and the economy: Short change

George Magnus investigates the National People’s Congress of 2024 and what it said about the direction of China’s economy

To what extent is Germany implementing Zeitenwende?

The Council on Geostrategy asks six experts to what extend Germany is implementing Zeitenwende in today’s Big Ask

Is it time to rethink European security?

The Council on Geostrategy asks eight experts how they think European security should be reconsidered in light of Russian aggression

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

Can Britain help address the ‘North Korea problem’?

Dr Edward Howell assesses how the United Kingdom can and should respond to an increasingly belligerent North Korea