All articles by Andrew Salerno-Garthwaite

Andrew Salerno-Garthwaite

Lacking ‘clarity or purpose’, UK’s strategic policy receives heavy criticism from the House of Lords

The House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee found a ‘strategic vacuum’ in government policy on China, and questions the UK Minister of Defence for his remarks supporting the reunification of China and Taiwan.

Indo-Pacific wave of defence trade for Malaysia and South Korea

As Malaysia’s military modernises and South Korea redefines itself as a net arms exporter, the rising tide of defence spending continues across the Indo-Pacific.

Patriot missiles to Ukraine: US regaining escalation dominance?

What the transfer of Patriot missiles to Ukraine signifies for the delicate balancing act shaping the war with Russia.

Predictive maintenance in US military needs action: GAO

Predictive maintenance keeps more platforms combat ready, but the GAO has found the services to be lagging on this 20 year old policy.

US won’t let China take Taiwan chip-makers ‘intact’

While speculation continues over the fate of Taiwan’s semiconductor factories in the event of an invasion by Beijing, US Ambassador O’Brien emphasises the importance of denying China the chipmaking infrastructure.

Environmental pressures are reshaping the defence industry

The electrification of defence platforms is underpinning a global shift in environmental policy for defence.

Tanker aircraft procurement rises with the likelihood of global deployment

Tanker aircraft procurement is expected to rise as armed forces become more expeditionary.

Japan as the third global military power

Japan is building its military to new heights, but will ‘Bilateralism Plus’ have it taking up global security responsibilities?

Pound fall is putting UK military spending targets out of reach

Commitments to double defence spending were already ambitious before the pound slid to a historic low this week against the dollar.

Crewed-Uncrewed Teaming is driving global UAV surge

Advancements in open architecture are speeding the adoption of crewed-uncrewed UAV systems, and satisfying considerations around cost.