Col. Richard Kemp

Col. Richard Kemp is former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan.

Publications by Col. Richard Kemp

Israel as a Strategic Asset of the West

Perhaps the time has come for a new Balfour Declaration. Read More »

Were there military motives behind the Balfour Declaration?

The fighting in the First World War was a major influence on the British government’s decision to make the Balfour Declaration. Read More »

Israel as a Strategic Asset to Britain

100 Years Since the Balfour Declaration Read More »

Killing Americans and their Allies: Iran’s Continuing War against the United States and the West

Preface Iranian-supplied weapons have led to casualties across the Western alliance for Britain, Israel, and the United States. Tehran has used its weapons deliveries to fuel a number of regional insurgencies, like the Houthi revolt in Yemen. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard […] Read More »

Will an IDF Withdrawal from the West Bank Mean a Safe Haven for Extremist Groups?

Israel has had more than a flavor of what it can mean to leave hostile groups in control of lands adjacent to its own borders in southern Lebanon and in Gaza. Any similar move to totally cede control to the Palestinians of the West Bank or a part of Jerusalem would carry immense risk. Read More »

International Law and Military Operations in Practice

I will examine the practicalities, challenges and difficulties faced by military forces in trying to fight within the provisions of international law against an enemy that deliberately and consistently flouts international law. Read More »