- Need a solution for standoff power projection in a cost-constrained environment? How about a 747 loaded with air-launched cruise missiles?
- As non-lethal maritime confrontations proliferate from Gibraltar to the South China Sea, Alex Calvo explores how states can adapt to a future of unconventional maritime conflicts. The rub:
[I]t is much easier for an expansionist power to insert an asset in disputed waters than it is for the defenders to remove it. This is the key issue here: how to remove a hostile asset without escalating the dispute using lethal force.
- Is Israel's much-lauded Iron Dome counter-rocket system living up to the hype? One MIT scientist demurs.
- Scientists have modeled out the global climatic implications of a regional nuclear war between India and Pakistan: a dramatic fall in temperature and rainfall to levels unseen in a thousand years.
- Dmitri Trenin argues that the tragic destruction of MH17 could represent a turning point in the Ukrainian conflict, and for modern Russia.
- Meanwhile, Stephen Biddle and Ivan Oerlrich contend that the proliferation of modern military technology to non-state actors is less significant than the sophistication of their organisational capacities.
- TX Hammes propounds a vision of future warfare centered on replacing a shrinking bespoke arsenal with a profusion of small, cheap and networked systems.
- Finally, for those with a hankering for military music, here's the Queen's Guard band tipping its hat to popular culture with a rendition of HBO's Game of Thrones theme.