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Lessons from COP21: How the Pacific can Alter the Status Quo on Arms Trade

Lessons from COP21: How the Pacific can Alter the Status Quo on Arms Trade

In our globalised world, illicit trade in small arms, transnational crime and terrorism can be facilitated by inadequate legislative controls and porous borders.

Review – US Arms Policies Towards the Shah’s Iran

Review – US Arms Policies Towards the Shah’s Iran

McGlinchey’s book is a valuable and meticulous insight into a complex Cold War relationship that ultimately shows how Iran was able to manipulate its great power patron.

Rising Extremism: The Debate Over U.S. Arms Sales to Iraq

Rising Extremism: The Debate Over U.S. Arms Sales to Iraq

A US sale of Apache helicopters to Iraq would at best have no substantive effect on the short-term ability to combat al Qaeda. At worst, it would contribute to increased extremism in the region.

Progressives, Pariahs and Sceptics: Who’s Who in the Arms Trade Treaty?

Progressives, Pariahs and Sceptics: Who’s Who in the Arms Trade Treaty?

Advocates should attempt to understand why resistance exists to such a seemingly obvious universal public good as the Arms Trade Treaty in order to think differently about moving the agenda forward.

Worth the Paper? The Arms Trade Treaty

Worth the Paper? The Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty will not remake the world. However, if the world pays attention to treaty implementation it should nudge it towards an era of greater security for all.

The University as Political Actor: A Bloody Business

“Our greatest investment is in our intellectual assets” working to address “challenges from the environment to medicine” proudly proclaims University College London (UCL) Provost, Malcolm Grant. UCL runs an MSc Systems Engineering course in partnership with BAE Systems, Britain’s largest arms company, responsible for producing artillery guns, munitions and missiles, even warships and nuclear submarines, and whose customers include the repressive Saudi Arabian secret services, the Israeli Defence Forces, the US army and the Indonesian forces responsible for violently extinguishing West Papua’s secession movement.

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