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What lies behind Britain’s ‘special relationship’ with Bahrain?

Two years ago today, the UK supported a brutal crackdown against Bahraini citizens. Andrew Smith writes.

Filed in: Arms Bahrain United Kingdom

China’s military spending: is there a new arms race?

Peter Robertson offers a more sanguine interpretation of the recently announced 12 per cent rise in China’s military budget.

Filed in: Arms China

Money-making and morality are seldom bed-fellows

Chris Coltrane explains why investing in bombing children to feed other children is not OK.

Filed in: Arms NGOs

DSEi protesters ‘Not Guilty’ – but will the real villains ever face the dock?

Peaceful demonstrators are acquitted of ‘aggravated trespass’ but arms dealers remain free to pursue dodgy deals with dubious buyers, says Symon Hill. 

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Peaceful protesters end up in court

Symon Hill asks for support as he and four others face trial for demonstrating against the arms trade.

Filed in: Activism Arms England

EU must stop its arms trade hypocrisy

Andrew Smith explains why human rights must be placed at the heart of European foreign policy.

Filed in: Arms Europe Libya Politics Trade

Debt, austerity, devastation: it’s Europe’s turn

As the creditors get fatter, the innocent are punished. Susan George laments a leadership subservient to big business.

Filed in: Arms Debt Economics Europe Military Politics Structural Adjustment

Why are we so afraid of chemical weapons?

War is destruction. So why, asks MG Zimeta, does the ‘existential threat’ of an airborne toxic event in Syria and beyond, instil such horror.

Filed in: Arms Human Rights Iraq Military Nuclear Weapons Politics Syria United States War and Peace

Drone killings: a result of our animal instincts?

Or are they a mechanism that allows people to bypass a natural aversion to killing? Syed Hamad Ali investigates.

Filed in: Arms Pakistan Terrorism United States

Clear Sri Lankan landmines now!

Libby Powell is with the Mines Advisory Group who are teaching children perhaps their most important lesson: mine awareness.

Filed in: Arms Sri Lanka

Podcast: Dinyar Godrej on the arms industry

The New Internationalist co-editor speaks about the growth of military spending in an age of austerity.

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