Dr Mark Hilborne, Defence Studies Department, King’s College London China’s successful launch today of the first section of China’s new modular space station, called Tianhe (‘Harmony of the Heavens’) has again highlighted the pace of the country’s space programme. As the latest in a string of recent mission successes, it has inevitably led to warnings… Read More China’s space programme: a rising star, a rising challenge
Dr Simon Saradzhyan, Director, Russia Matters Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Not a day seems to go by now without dire warnings of an imminent Russian military invasion of Ukraine. Such warnings do not come out of the blue: A variety of sources—including government organizations, such as U.S. and… Read More Will Russia invade Ukraine (again)?
Rod Thornton, Defence Studies Department, King’s College London The government in the United Kingdom has recently released two important documents pointing the way forward in terms of its defence, security and foreign policy thinking. These are the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy and Defence in a Competitive Age. But there seems… Read More The Integrated Review and Defence in a Competitive Age: are they missing something? Who deals with major public disorder?