Chris Bellamy

Chris Bellamy is Professor of Maritime Security at the University of Greenwich. He won the Westminster Medal for Military Literature in 2008 for Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War (Pan Macmillan 2007).

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A man plays accordion as people dance during celebrations in Sevastopol

To understand what Russia has done you have to recognise Sevastapol’s crucial role in history

The Black Sea port is both symbolically and strategically vital

Brian Crozier: Intelligence and security expert who fought communism and founded his own spy network

Those who remember TV in the early 1960s may recall the dramatic opening of Danger Man, starring a young Patrick McGoohan. "Every Government has its secret service badge. America – it's CIA. France – Deuxième Bureau. England [!] – MI5. A messy job? Well, that's when they usually call on me. Or someone like me. Oh yes. My name is…"

Letter: End of the Wrens

YOUR coverage of the "officer and the Wren" case, and your earlier reporting of the appointment of the first two female officers in the Royal Navy to command ships has contained a consistent flaw. The "Wrens" (Women's Royal Naval Service) no longer exist. They were abolished in 1992.

Bosnia veteran takes over as Army chief

The Army is in the care of a "safe pair of hands" today following the appointment of General Sir Roger Wheeler as the new Chief of the General Staff. His predecessor, General Sir Charles Guthrie, a former member of the SAS, moves up to head all the armed forces as Chief of Defence Staff in April.

MoD married quarters sell-off to be finalised

The pounds 1.5bn sell-off of MoD married quarters - one of the biggest "privatisations" ever - will be finalised after offers from four potential shortlisted purchasers are assessed, the Government confirmed yesterday.

Vacancies for superhumans

Wanted: 4,000 soldiers to keep the peace but also kill the enemy. Chris Bellamy reports
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Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
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This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
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Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
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Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee