BFBS Radio Sitrep
Sitrep is a unique current affairs radio programme produced by the British Forces News team with expert analysis of Defence and Foreign Affairs as our agenda. Presented by Kate Gerbeau and featuring our Forces News Defence Analyst Christopher Lee, Sitrep is the only place on radio where you'll find a comprehensive look back at the week's most significant events in Defence.

This week it’s a Sitrep special looking back at the year of defence & current affairs in 2011.

 

How much progress been made in Afghanistan?

 

The extraordinary story of the Arab Spring…..will history judge it a success or failure?

 

What impact has the SDSR had now its findings are being implemented?

 

And we look at the challenges that lie ahead for 2012 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbau

 

STUDIO GUESTS: 

 

BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

Michael Codner, director of military sciences at the Royal United Services Institute

 

BFBS's reporter Geoff Meade

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You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio 1 at 1830 (UK time).

 

Alternatively listen again on the website.

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The US and NATO ends their mission in Iraq – but have they achieved what they set out to do?

 

The Defence Committee raise concern about the long-term care of injured service personnel

 

What are the implications for European defence initiatives given the current financial climate?

 

And….. find out why the Jolly Roger is flying high at Portsmouth

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbau

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

Interviews with:

 

Sir Jeremy Greenstock:  former representative to Iraq

 

James Arbuthnot, Chair of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee on treatment of injured Service personnel.

 

Tomas Valasek from the Centre for European reform on the Eurozone crisis

 

Victoria Ingles from the Royal Naval museum at Portsmouth on the Jolly Roger.

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There’s criticism of our policy in Afghanistan but is it really all tactics without strategy?

 

And who and what are behind the latest attacks this week?

 

Find out why they’re demonstrating in Moscow

 

Why mass immigration is a danger to us all

 

Plus, what’s the attraction of describing war?  We find out from one RAF Sgt.

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbau

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

Interviews with:

 

Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles:  former ambassador of the UK to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

 

Alexander Nekrassov, former advisor to the Kremlin

 

Sgt Alex Ford AKA, RAF Airman who’s blog and tweets have attracted a huge follow

 

 


You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio 1 at 1830 (UK time).

 

Alternatively listen again on the website.


Direct download: Wk49_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
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What can be done to heal diplomatic relations between the UK and Iran?

 

How can Nato salvage its relationship with Pakistan?

 

Why there’s continued unrest over borders in the Balkans

  

And, find out about a new invention to remove barnacles from the bottom of ships

 

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbau

 

STUDIO GUESTS:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee 

 

Interviews with:

 

Middle East Analyst Hazhir Teimourian on Iran

 

Lord Ashdown on , Nato, Pakistan and US relations; the Balkans and European security

 

BFBS News' reporter Tim Cooper on removing barnacles.

 

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You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio 1 at 1830 (UK time).

 

Alternatively listen again on the website.

Direct download: Wk48_Sitrep_r2_pcast.mp3
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