New MSc in Defence Innovation Announced

This September, the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom will launch their first Masters of Science (MSc) in Defence Innovation in partnership with King’s College London. As the latest step to modernise Joint Professional Military Education, the MSc looks to build a repository of skills and experience in using hypothesis-and-test rationale to solve real-world defence… Read More

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The Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) Course

What is the RCDS Course? The Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) course is a post-graduate level course in international strategic studies focusing on, political, diplomatic, security, social and economic related issues at the grand strategic level – the level at which governments take decisions on these issues both nationally and within the international community. Issues are analysed… Read More

Staff College: Old Thinking versus New Practice

Research Paper Title Unity is Strength: Staff College and the British Officer Corps. Abstract Utilising Bourdieu’s concept of the habitus, Keith Macdonald has recently examined the elite social origins of the British officer corps. His analysis is valid as far at it goes but it ignores the professional practices of British officers. This article examines… Read More