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Pioneering a dystopian future
Many of the world's largest arms companies are involved in providing education and careers activities for young visitors at the UK's largest airshows. The same companies that are supplying weapons and military jets to Saudi Arabia for their war in Yemen.
Warrior Nation podcast: Unpacking Armed Forces DayJune 2022
Warrior Nation podcast: War and Memory – CultureDecember 2021
Beyond Emissions: the military and climate change
The 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.
Warrior Nation podcast: War and Memory – EmpireOctober 2021
What lies behind Parliament’s military cosplay scheme?
The Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme raises serious questions about the relationship between politicians, the military and defence companies.
Insights from the arms fair
DSEI shows the military, government and death merchants are as entangled as ever.
War and Memory: Pathologising CritiqueAugust 2021
Checking in with the neocons
The recent visit to the US by the Secretary of State for Defence provided the opportunity for a speech to the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, laying out the UK's new strategy for defence and foreign policy.
Embedding the Covenant
Over the last decade, local authorities and thousands of private and public organisations across the UK have pledged to promote the military through events such as Armed Forces Day. We explore how the Armed Forces Covenant enables this and how plans to further embed it in law are more widely problematic.