Whilst a significant part of any government’s role is foreign policy (or international relations) it rarely figures highly in the build up to a general election. 1,330 more words
While Britain maintains a nuclear deterrent, more unstable countries will try to acquire them. Why wouldn’t they?
We would only ever use a nuclear weapon in retaliation (as claimed by every country) and so why are we encouraging others to acquire them by maintaining ours? 274 more words
Some analysis here from international relations lecturer, Dr Liam McCarthy, on the UKIP manifesto – specifically the pledge to increase defence spending.
“Despite the rhetoric that Farage and UKIP are making that they are the new party of defence, it is important to appreciate that “defence” is secured by far more than troops on the ground and expensive weapon systems. 230 more words
Veterans Affairs Canada is hiring at least 100 more support staff to help speed up applications for disability benefits. The announcement Tuesday came just a day after the department also said it would hire at least 100 full-time veterans’ caseworkers across the country. 546 more words