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June 13, 2015

With Russian recidivism threatening in Ukraine and the sting of the Crimean take-over still rankling the international community, there is much grasping for new concepts to explain the situation. And in a sense, ascribing novelty or peculiarity to an event such as this...

April 28, 2015



"The Australian Minister for Defence, delivered the Gallipoli Memorial Lecture at the Royal United Services Institute today.


In a sanguine speech, he cautioned against giving 'Daesh' - the newly adopted pejorative name for 'ISIS' - the role that it wanted- the role t...

February 21, 2015






Minister von der Leyen, Ambassador Ischinger, Ladies and gentlemen,


It is a great honour for me to speak at the start of the Munich Security Conference. 


And it’s a pleasure to share the platform with you, Ursula.  We have already discussed important issues at the...

September 1, 2014

Warfare Evolves


At the end of WWII some 3,000 bombers were required to guarantee just one bomb on a target the size of a football pitch; now, with modern Western technology, just one bomb can destroy whichever goal post you want. The change in effectiveness is rema...

August 28, 2014

The first and most important factor to realise about Russia and Russian actions today is that the Russian regime under Putin does not equate to the Russian people. The majority of Russian's are not that far removed from the British. They drink a lot of tea, have jobs a...

August 5, 2014

European nations are too cowardly to stand up to President Putin - and you can't blame them, when their economies are so fragile


By Janet Daley

First Published in the Daily Telegraph 26 Jul 2014. Republished for The Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom by permission.



June 4, 2014

Discussions were once again dominated by the crisis in Ukraine with real concern shown about the serious damage to the international system precipitated by Russian actions, and with some of the liveliest discussions of the entire conference revolving around what NATO's...

January 1, 2014

ACUK Member Jonathan Boulton recently co-operated in a trans-national venture: YATA Multilateral Briefs, these are a a bi-monthly online series of interview briefs delivered by YATA Hungary with the contribution of fellow YATA Chapters


YATA Chapters. The current issue...

December 23, 2013

NATO in 2014: Continuity and Change


In many respects 2013 was a year of stark contrasts in terms of foreign policy; public support for foreign interventions in many western countries has waned significantly, whilst the US has moved to realign its interests away from th...

December 22, 2013

Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen:

It falls to me to give some closing remarks after such a wide-ranging and rich programme over the past three days here in Brussels. This is my first General Assembly, and I have been very impressed, as doubtless...

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Understanding Russia And Russian Actions Today: A Very Brief Introduction

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