Thu, 24 January 2019
What’s behind last weekend’s car bomb in Londonderry? We speak to Dr Marisa McGlinchey whose forthcoming book "Unfinished Business: The politics of Dissident Irish Republicanism" is out soon.
President Trump and North Korea are planning another summit - but is North Korea still developing nuclear warheads? Sitrep looks at the meeting from both the US and North Korean perspective with Robert E Kelly, Professor of Political Science at Pusan University in South Korea and Michael Stathis, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern Utah.
Michael Stathis also comments on the US shutdown and how it’s affecting defence and security.
And Glynn Prysor from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission talks to us about memorials and why they get vandalised.
Thu, 24 January 2019
17th January edition
What would a no-deal Brexit mean for defence?
Why France and Germany are strengthening their defence and foreign policies with a new Treaty.
The US Shutdown - how does it affect US Defence?
Plus what’s the Royal Navy up to in the South China Seas and what was the SAS man doing at a Nairobi Hotel?
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Thu, 10 January 2019
It's out with the old and in with the new for the RAF. The F-35s are deployment ready while the Tornadoes are being prepared to retire, Aviation Expert Paul Beaver explains the significance.
We speak to Christina Lamb, the Sunday Times Chief Foreign Correspondent, who was recently in South Sudan, about how British soldiers intervened to stop the repeated rape of a group of women there.
What will Turkey do if the US withdraws its forces from Syria? Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace studies at the University of Bradford, explains the impact on the region.
And after Captain Louis Rudd’s successful solo Antarctic trek, Sitrep asks Colonel Neil Wilson, Commander of the Army’s Adventurous Training Group, why adventurous training is so important for the forces.
We also have a tribute to Lord Ashdown.
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