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January 18, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 6Joe talks to Matt Fawcett from the Global Campaign on Military Spending UK about the dark economics of Britain's war machine.
Warrior Nation: Dark economics: understanding the politics of defence budgetsJanuary 2023
December 15, 2022 SEASON 4 EPISODE 4In this episode we speak with Katie Fallon, Parliamentary Coordinator for Campaign Against Arms Trade, to discuss the difficulties of working in spaces where militarism and war are seen as inevitabilities. Our discussion is wide-ranging: from the revolving door to the multi-faceted opportunities for lobbying in a broke political system.
Warrior Nation: Very murky: the arms trade and ParliamentDecember 2022
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.
The Qatari Connection
The military relationship between Qatar and the UK has a number of unique and interesting features. We took a look at how the two countries have become increasingly intertwined on matters of war, security and trade.
Insights from the arms fair
DSEI shows the military, government and death merchants are as entangled as ever.
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.
A tough year but business as usual
‘Tough year’ doesn't quite capture the extent to which our lives have been shaped by crises in 2020. Militarism, however, has not been locked down. Here is some of what we have been keeping an eye on this year as we look towards 2021.
Boris Johnson’s government and the military: a look ahead at 2020
Could you take a seat for the next generation?
Our Peaceworker, Jen Harrison, writes about attending the DSEI arms fair and how arms companies target young people as future employees and supporters.
Arms industry spends millions to promote brands in schools10/09/2018
Defence groups sponsor lessons that promote building and sale of military hardware