Defence policy

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New UK science body could be used as ‘cover for cronyism’
Advanced Research and Invention Agency will be exempt from existing procurement rules for ‘maximum flexibility’, says government

Dan Sabbagh

02, Mar, 2021 @8:24 PM

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Labour’s nuclear weapons stance needs a rethink | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the shadow defence secretary’s announcement that his party’s commitment to Trident is ‘non-negotiable’

Letters

28, Feb, 2021 @5:15 PM

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British arms sales prolonging Saudi war in Yemen, says Oxfam
UK exports including air-to-air refuelling equipment will prolong conflict, say campaigners

Dan Sabbagh

22, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Defence research agency for 'high-risk' projects on cards for UK
Laws to pave way for ‘brainchild’ project of Dominic Cummings – exempt from FoI law and allotted £800m funding

Heather Stewart

17, Feb, 2021 @8:22 PM

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Trident nuclear submarine replacement delayed by another year
Annoucement raises new questions as to whether UK’s current ageing fleet can be relied on

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

04, Feb, 2021 @7:22 PM

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UK wants new drones in wake of Azerbaijan military success
MoD wants to procure cheaper armed drones for UK as it studies lessons from recent conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

29, Dec, 2020 @12:58 PM

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UK quietly shifts away from promise of 'deep' foreign and security links with EU
Little-discussed reversal of thinking means plans for formal co-operation look dead

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

28, Dec, 2020 @4:30 AM

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My father’s journey from soldier to spy | Letter
Letter: Dr Mike Davis responds to a reader who asked why knowledge of German would attract the attention of secret intelligence

Letters

17, Dec, 2020 @5:32 PM

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Sci-fi surveillance: Europe's secretive push into biometric technology
Millions in EU science funding is being used to develop new tools for policing and security. But who decides how far we need to submit to artificial intelligence?

Zach Campbell, Caitlin L Chandler and Chris Jones

10, Dec, 2020 @1:00 PM

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US nuclear warhead standoff 'has significant implications for UK'
Biden administration expected to take ‘critical look’ at next-generation warhead, estimated to be twice as explosive as Trident

Dan Sabbagh

08, Dec, 2020 @2:35 PM

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The Guardian view on cutting development spending: little Britain | Editorial
Editorial: The decision to breach a pledge by slashing aid funding from 0.7% of GDP to 0.5% is not only shameful but shortsighted

Editorial

29, Nov, 2020 @6:30 PM

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More military spending won't keep Britain safe – but boosting overseas aid could | Mary Kaldor
By increasing the defence budget while cutting aid, Boris Johnson is putting warlike posturing above true security, says Mary Kaldor, professor of global governance at LSE

Mary Kaldor

26, Nov, 2020 @1:30 PM

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