• Female operators: Women in special forces

    While the debate continues over allowing women to serve in special forces units, individual female candidates are already meeting the selection criteria for special operations and some armed forces are experimenting with new roles to exploit the unique capabilities female operators can offer, as Andrew White reports
  • Armed conflict continues to destabilise Ukraine

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine escalated in the first two months of 2017, despite ceasefire efforts. Alex Kokcharov examines the factors behind the intensification of the conflict and sets out three scenarios for how it could evolve during the next 12 months
  • Lessons learned as Mosul operation intensifies

    Despite a faltering start, the operation to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State has gathered pace. Jonathan Spyer reports from the city on the Iraqi forces' tactical improvements and analyses those tactics' applicability to the eventual Raqqa offensive
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