New Internationalist

Articles by Andrew Smith

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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