This occasional paper examines the link between political finance and corruption in the arms, trade drawing from the Compendium of Arms Trade Corruption, a collection of 29 cases of corruption in the arms trade and the broader military sector from around the world.
The report by Polina Beliakova and Sam Perlo-Freeman discusses information on corruption in the Russian defense sector, especially the arms industry, identifying key cases of corruption that have become visible in recent years, in particular since 2008, when Russia’s current set of military reforms, and major rearmament drive, began.
Alex de Waal on Famine
Alex de Waal discusses some of the main points from his book, Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine (Polity 2018).
Myths of the Global Arms Trade
- Connecting Across Nationalities August 15, 2018Based on research conducted while studying at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Batul Sadliwala critiques prevailing narratives surrounding migration to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), especially their reliance on analyses of exclusive citizenship policies and the kafala system. Her findings based on a case study of employee interactions at a Kuwaiti construction firm suggest that GCC residents relate to one another through “nonexploitative […]Lisa Avery
- Video: Alex de Waal on famine with Project Save the World August 14, 2018On Monday, August 13, Alex de Waal appeared on Project Save the World‘s weekly lecture series, addressing famine. You can learn more about the organization and access their lecture series on their website.World Peace Foundation
News & Media
In the July New Yorker, Alex de Waal, Martha Mundy & Global Rights Compliance group discuss accountability for using food as a weapon in Yemen.