Paul Nolan

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After a few years as a contract serviceman, I graduated with a degree in business law, and worked in defence industry related groups. This has given me the opportunity to work closely on a number of export markets related topics. As a result, I feel a certain legitimacy to write on these subjects.

Artillery Back on the Map, and Lighter is Better

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Sovereign European industries: the rightful place of state in strategic sectors

Technological capability is on the frontline in the battle for geopolitical power. European states are faced with the challenge of safeguarding their...

Intel: Greece seeks French military aircraft as Turkey renews gas exploration in eastern Mediterranean Read

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Trump’s last chance to influence European defence spending

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Beware of mission-accomplished syndrome: Germany and European defence

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Europe must take on its own defense responsibilities

As they look at the state of their coronavirus-hit economies and U.S. President Donald Trump’s poor standing...

BAE Systems fire-tests its new APKWS ground-to-ground missile system

On May 25th, 2020, British defense firm BAE announced that it had successfully fired its new Advanced...

Defense: is going all-tech the cure for all woes?

As the professionalization and downsizing of armies has shown since the 1980s, bigger does not necessarily mean...

Back hard-hit businesses? Experts press EU to instead boost defense spending

Defense experts are concerned that Europe’s newfound commitment to joint defense spending may be cast aside as...

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