• War zone Syria: Russian and US interventions assessed

    During the past two years, operations by Russia and the United States in Syria have intensified as Moscow and Washington have sought to bolster their allies in the region. Tim Ripley assesses the progress of these rival operations
  • Artificial intelligence begins to transform security landscape

    Artificial intelligence has advanced rapidly in line with computer processing power and the proliferation of data. Professor Hussein Abbass considers how artificial intelligence and trusted autonomous systems could change the way intelligence and security organisations process and respond to information
  • China heads for a step change in naval capabilities

    In recent months there have been a number of indicators that China’s military technology is on the verge of entering an era of innovation, rather than cloning or reverse engineering overseas designs. Andrew Tate considers developments within the naval environment and looks at what may be over the horizon
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  • Chinese armour plays prominent role in Zimbabwe coup

    The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) made extensive use of Chinese-made Type 89 armoured vehicles during what appeared to be a bloodless coup that ousted President Robert Mugabe on 14 November. Photographs and video footage of ZNA deployments around the capital Harare showed multiple Type YW534s, the
  • USAF commences Pacific deployment of F-35

    The US Air Force (USAF) first operational overseas deployment of the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is now up and running on the Japanese island of Okinawa, the US Pacific Command (USPACOM) announced on 21 November. Twelve aircraft and more than 300 personnel from the