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.

SITREP 18 DEC 2014

 

(First broadcast on Thursday 18th December 2014 at 4.30pm, and 18.30)

 

It’s been quite a year for global events and this week Sitrep looks back at some of the big stories the programme has covered in 2014, including ISIS, Ukraine and Climate change. 

And as we head towards 2015 with a General Election on the way - what’s in store for British Forces?

Find out in this week’s Sitrep with Kate Gerbeau and guests.

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK : Kate Gerbeau

 

 

STUDIO GUESTS: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee, the BBC’s diplomatic Editor, Bridget Kendall and Professor Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford.

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Russian tanks are back in Ukraine, so what’s Putin’s long term plan & what can NATO do?

 

British troops complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan so who’s left to make the peace work?

 

Ebola - How long can the army stay in Sierra Leone?

 

And we hear from a man whose business is Remembrance all year round

 

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK : Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee & former

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS: 

 

BBC’s Diplomatic Editor Bridget Kendall discussing Russia and Ukraine.

BFBS reporter Fiona Weir interview with Commander of the British Forces, Brigadier James Stopford.

 

Armed Forces Minister, Mark Francois talking to Josella Waldron

 

Steve Douglas who runs the British Grenadier Bookshop in Ypres?

 

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Are technology companies trailing in the wake of cyber terrorists?

 

The American diplomatic who says the US/UK relationship really is “special”

 

Plus, what lessons can we learn from the Western Front?

 

And 25 years, the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

 

 

 

 

PRESENTER THIS WEEK : Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee & former

 

OTHER INTERVIEWS: 

 

The former director of GCHQ, Professor Sir David Omand.

 

The American Ambassador to London, Matthew Barzun

 

 

BFBS presenter, Steve Britton.

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British troops are on their way to Sierra Leone to help in the fight against Ebola but is the world’s reaction too little, too late?

 

The Former Chief of the Defence Staff Lord Richards talks tough on spending.

 

The Army prepares for Exercise Black Eagle in Poland.

                                                                                     

And, the North Korean leader is back in action in North Korea…or is he?

 

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PRESENTER: Kate Gerbeau

 

STUDIO GUEST: BFBS defence analyst Christopher Lee

OTHER INTERVIEWS: 

 

BBC’s Mark Doyle from the Ghanaian capital Accra, discussing the Ebola crisis.

 

 

BFBS reporter Tim Cooper reporting from RFA Argus before it departs for Africa.

 

Exercise Black Eagle with BFBS reporter Rob Olver

 

Former Chief of the Defence Staff, General Lord Richards speaking about Ebola, IS and defence spending.

 

Korean expert Andrea Berger from RUSI

 

 

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THURSDAYS at 4:30 UK TIME on BFBS RADIO 2and at 6:30 UK TIME on BFBS & UK Bases

You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and at 1830 (UK time) on BFBS (via webb, App & DAB in the UK and on FM in Scotland, Colchester, Salisbury Plain, Aldershot, Catterick & Blandford Forum)

 Sky Channel 0211

 

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