Why I’ve spent £68,500 on a tank

28 May 2022 9:00 am

Why I’ve spent £68,500 on a tank

Africa’s lessons for Ukraine

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Kenya During Russia’s invasion of Georgia in 2008 I got a close look at Moscow’s troops and their kit. These…

The Russian army is failing – but not enough to lose the war

4 March 2022 11:01 pm

There have been three major surprises for military analysts since the Russian military invaded Ukraine. The first has been the…

It’s getting harder to laugh off the idea of UFOs

12 June 2021 9:00 am

UFOs are no longer a joke

Why French soldiers are moving against Macron

10 May 2021 7:04 pm

Emmanuel Macron was in Strasbourg on Sunday where he addressed the Conference on the Future of Europe. This is where…

France’s military wages war on Macron’s values

2 May 2021 5:54 pm

On 21 April 1961 France’s most senior generals staged a putsch in French Algiers, still an integral part of France.…

France would be foolish to veto a Brexit deal

5 December 2020 1:43 am

Britain and France are heading for an almighty bust-up over Brexit. This morning the French junior minister for European affairs,…


How much does Trump’s rift with military brass matter?

16 June 2020 7:34 am

Donald Trump needs to ramp it up. After he almost bobbled a glass of water and carefully descended a ramp…

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Will American exceptionalism survive the pandemic?

23 April 2020 3:28 am

This article is in The Spectator’s May 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Walpole, Massachusetts What does a writer do…


How to end endless wars

9 January 2020 4:40 am

This article is in The Spectator’s January 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. ‘Great nations do not fight endless wars,’ President Donald Trump…


Trump and the troops

29 December 2019 3:34 am

This article is in The Spectator’s January 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. Thanksgiving Day, the most American of holidays, found President Trump…

Britain’s armed forces no longer have the resources for a major war

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Our armed forces have been cut too far to fight a meaningful war – and the coming defence review looks unlikely to change that

If Putin comes, the Poles are waiting - a report from Nato's new frontline

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Nato’s beefed-up military exercises are impressive – and ominous

What Britain will lose if Scotland goes

5 July 2014 9:00 am

If Scotland votes for independence, Britain will be left weaker than anyone yet realises

The one good thing we're leaving in Afghanistan

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Afghanistan’s new, British-led military academy may prove our most lasting legacy