Despite the fact that European nations will likely never procure any of the newly announced US long-range strategic bombers, Alexander Clarke argues that the LRS-Bs will still have a major impact on the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe.
With the UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review in mind, in this article Alexander Clarke calls for a more flexible and agile UK force posture in Europe and the world structured around the Royal Navy.
In this third post in the special focus series on European navies, Alexander Clarke looks at the challenges associated with investing in ship-to-shore naval vessels and asks if they are relevant to European navies.
In this second post in a special focus series on European navies, Alexander Clarke looks at the continued relevance of cruiser vessels and the reason behind why some navies still invest in such vessels.
In this first post in a special focus series on European navies, Alexander Clarke looks at the importance of European investment in auxiliary naval vessels.
In this article, Alexander Clarke argues that while HMS Queen Elizabeth gives Britain a carrier capability the government will now have to think seriously about naval aviation capabilities.
In this article, to commemorate the launch of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, Alexander Clarke argues that while the carriers will be the centrepiece of British naval strategy for the coming decades, more capabilities will be needed for Britain to really project power.
In this article, Alexander Clarke argues that, unlike the United States Navy, European navies do not seem to be having a conversation about producing quicker and more flexible surface warfare capabilities.