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Erasing accountability during The Troubles
Legislation that seeks to shield the British state from actions it took during The Troubles is currently snaking through Parliament. We took a look at the ideology underpinning it - and what it means for families still seeking justice.
March 02, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 8
Warrior Nation: A material world: think-tank funding and defending the status quoMarch 2023
January 05, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 5Our host, Joe Glenton, talks to journalist Mark Curtis, founder and editor of Declassified UK, on the issue of reporting critically about British foreign policy and why think-tanks and the mainstream press help perpetuate a myth of Britain's role in the world.
Warrior Nation: Anti-establishment ethos: critiquing the military and foreign policyJanuary 2023
The MPs and the arms company reps
In our second analysis of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme we uncover how MPs dined with generals and arms company representatives.
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
November 30, 2022 SEASON 4 EPISODE 3In this episode we speak with Hannah Wright, Queen Mary University of London, at how militarism and militarist assumptions infuse and shape security and foreign policy.
Warrior Nation podcast – Gentleman Bureaucrat Masculinity: liberal militarism and the civil serviceNovember 2022
Thinking through ‘Lethal Aid’
With 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
The 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
With 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?
The 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.