Report of the Pat Finucane Review

  • Source: Pat Finucane Review
  • Filed: 13 December 2012

A review into British state involvement in the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane in 1989 has revealed shocking levels of state complicity in his killing and extensive collusion between British security forces and the paramilitary Ulster Defence Association. Read more

A’ the Blue Bonnets: Defending an independent Scotland

  • Source: Royal United Services Institute
  • Filed: 17 October 2012
  • 6 responses

Discussion on defence in an independent Scotland usually focuses on whether or not UK nuclear weapons would remain on the Clyde and whether or not Scotland would join NATO. But independence would have wider defence implications. Read more

Britain’s nuclear endgame

  • Source: openDemocracy
  • Filed: 2 October 2012

A review of Britain’s nuclear forces and a significant change of thinking inside the British military services raises the prospect that the previously unrealistic long-term goal of UK nuclear disarmament could be closer to a reality. Read more

The UK’s armed forces: Public support for the troops but not their missions?

  • Source: NatCen Social Research
  • Filed: 20 September 2012

The latest British Social Attitudes Survey has found that high public esteem for the Armed Forces is in considerable contrast to the opposition expressed towards the 2003-09 deployment of troops in Iraq and the continuing mission in Afghanistan. Read more

Planning for the next UK National Security Strategy

  • Source: Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy
  • Filed: 17 July 2012

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy has published a report highlighting concerns about the Government response to its March 2012 report reviewing the UK National Security Strategy 2010 … Read more

The Overseas Territories: Security, success and sustainability

  • Source: Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Filed: 2 July 2012

The UK government has published a white paper setting out its overall approach to the British Overseas Territories – including defence and security priorities … Read more

The Olympics and beyond

  • Source: Security Service (MI5)
  • Filed: 26 June 2012
  • One response

On 25 June the Director General of MI5, Jonathan Evans, gave a speech in the City of London in which he outlined the security risks faced by the United Kingdom … Read more

Kingdom’s end?

  • Source: Royal United Services Institute
  • Filed: 14 June 2012

Should the Scots vote Yes in the announced referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, what would the defence and security consequences be for the two successor states? Read more


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