Thinking through ‘Lethal Aid’
25/04/2022With Britain, the U.S and other NATO countries sending weapons to Ukraine following Russia's brutal invasion we took a step back to analyse the implications of lethal aid.
Location vs Doctrine: hybrid warfare and the grey zone
18/03/2022The Russian invasion of Ukraine demonstrates the violence of kinetic warfare but it has also highlighted the West's longer term view of Vladimir Putin as an adversary who operates in the so-called grey-zone between peace and all-out conflict.
Pushback? How Britain is militarising the Channel
02/03/2022With the military set to become more involved in intercepting boats in the English Channel we examine the support the armed forces were already providing Border Force and critique the wider process of militarisation this represents.
Soldiers of the Future?
09/02/2022The British Army calls the Future Soldier programme its most “radical transformation in two decades”. We take a look at key documents announcing the plans and ask crucial questions of the proposals.
Britain’s dystopian (and less accountable) military future
15/12/2021With more troops being placed beyond scrutiny, and army units reportedly deployed to stop refugee flows across the Polish border and English Channel, the UK military is becoming even less accountable to democratic institutions.
Day One, Week One: Veteranhood
13/11/2021Excerpt from Joe Glenton's new book outlines the violence inherent in the British Army's basic training and explores what impacts this can have on mental health.
Beyond Emissions: the military and climate change
10/11/2021The military has a role to play in reducing emissions and environmental degradation but we should beware securitising, and militarising, the response to the climate crisis.
What lies behind Parliament’s military cosplay scheme?
03/11/2021The Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme raises serious questions about the relationship between politicians, the military and defence companies.
Scuppering access to justice for women in the armed forces
26/10/2021The government is intent on sinking an important reform which would support women who have experienced sexual violence in the military.
Insights from the arms fair
24/09/2021DSEI shows the military, government and death merchants are as entangled as ever.