• Riverine warriors: The Colombian Marine Corps

    This year, on the 80th anniversary of its formation, the Colombian Marine Corps is characterised by an evolving security environment, marked by the progress made in the implementation of the peace accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) following six decades of armed conflict. Erwan de Cherisey reports
  • Punching above their weight: the role of small nations in global operations

    The United States, China, Russia, and other large nations are the world’s great military powers, acting as the dominant players in their regions and beyond. However, smaller nations make a range of significant contributions, particularly in their work with multilateral institutions and military missions. Gerrard Cowan investigates
  • Undersea dragon: Chinese ASW capabilities advance

    Although the People’s Liberation Army Navy has grown significantly in terms of size and strength, its ability to counter undersea threats remained modest until recently. Kelvin Wong tracks how the service’s anti-submarine warfare capabilities have expanded from coastal defence to blue-water operations
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