Critical technologies and industrial capabilities: National definition and policy implications. The UK case

By Trevor Taylor, Professorial Research Fellow, RUSI

Trevor Taylor’s comment offers an analysis of the way the UK addresses dependencies on critical technologies within the defence industry.

This new comment is part of a series of Ares publications dedicated to critical technologies and industrial capabilities. It is the third one of the series after those on Italian and Spanish cases. More will follow.

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The World Climate and Security Report 2022. Decarbonized Defense: The Need for Clean Military Power in the Age of Climate Change

By the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS), in collaboration with the Center for Climate and Security, Council on Strategic Risks, the Clingendael Institute, the Hague Center for Strategic Studies and IRIS.

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An Erasmus+ Sport Project for the Development of a Sport Diplomacy for the European Union

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