Below is a selection of Commons Library research briefings and Defence Committee reports that are relevant to this debate (you can watch the debate on

Further briefings can be found on the Defence topic page on the House of Commons Library website, and the Defence Committee website has more information on its current inquiries and recent publications, as well as other news and information.

Links to relevant debates, statements and urgent questions, for recent parliamentary sessions, are available in the following research briefings:


This page contains research briefings relating to the conflict in Ukraine, including sanctions, energy security, international legal issues, NATO, and implications for the UK.

Middle East


Armed forces

Arms exports



Nuclear weapons

This page features a series of Commons Library briefings on the policies, capabilities and programmes of the nuclear weapon states. They should be taken as correct at the time of writing and will be updated periodically.

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