New Internationalist

Articles by Andrew Smith

Trump's deals with Saudi Arabia will fuel the war in Yemen

The arms deals should not be viewed in isolation, they will make an unstable region even more dangerous, Andrew Smith writes.

  • May 22, 2017
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Rethinking what we mean by security

Andrew Smith considers the establishment meaning of the word relative to social wellbeing, peace and health.

  • November 13, 2015
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The dark side of the United Arab Emirates

Beneath a veneer of respectability sits an authoritarian monarchy with little concern for human rights, says Andrew Smith.

  • September 7, 2015
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What the hack?

The recent Hacking Team leak illustrates the hypocrisy at the heart of the arms trade, writes Andrew Smith.

  • July 23, 2015
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When will we see a Saudi-Britain split?

Andrew Smith decries the two countries’ close relationship, which defies all human rights principles.

  • June 24, 2015
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An (illegal) trade in arms

Andrew Smith and Kirk Jackson shine a light on German arms manufacturer shady dealings.

  • May 27, 2015
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We need to end the pro-military consensus

And to do that, says Andrew Smith, we have to close the revolving door between arms companies and government.

  • April 28, 2015
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Shifting priorities: from arms to renewables

Andrew Smith and Matthew Burnett-Stuart urge the government to reconsider its spending plans.

  • February 23, 2015
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Arms trade treaty is just a fig leaf

New legislation won’t end arms sales to oppressors, but political will can, says Andrew Smith.

  • January 30, 2015
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Britain is all talk and no action on human rights

Andrew Smith deplores the government’s latest attempts to cosy up to Saudi Arabia.

  • November 18, 2014
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Britain’s complicity in ‘beyond description’ bombing of Gaza

Andrew Smith explains why one campaigning group is taking legal action against arms sales to Israel.

  • October 17, 2014
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Challenging NATO’s militarism and the arms trade

Andrew Smith decries the close relationship between governments and arms manufacturers.

  • September 5, 2014
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Corruption in high places: Britain’s involvement in the arms trade

Andrew Smith speaks to Nicholas Gilby, author, campaigner and winner of a landmark case against the British government. 

  • July 1, 2014
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Inside the AGM of Europe’s largest arms dealer

Andrew Smith witnessed a lesson in evasion, denial and fabrication.

  • May 9, 2014
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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.

  • March 14, 2014
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EU must stop its arms trade hypocrisy

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

  • January 31, 2014
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