Fighting for the new world order

Episode 49,  Aug 17, 2021, 12:56 PM

With the abrupt end of the Cold War, how successfully did Britain's armed forces adapt to new challenges - from the sands of Kuwait to the disintegration of Yugoslavia - in the 1990s? The Critic's deputy editor, Graham Stewart, talks to Professor Jeremy Black, author of War in the Modern World.

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Image: The Gulf War 1990 - 1991, Two British soldiers in NBC [Nuclear Biological and Chemical] equipment, pose with their SA80 rifles during a training exercise in Saudi Arabia before the start of operations in Kuwait, circa 1991. (Photo by Roger Ryan/ Crown Copyright. Imperial War Museums via Getty Images)

Music: Radetzky March by Human Symphony Orchestra (

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