Last month, trade unionists, politicians, activists, and academics from Belgium, Colombia, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States convened for the “Civil Harbours & Airports – No Arms for War and Oppression Networking Conference” hosted by The Left in the European Parliament and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. Three themes emerged from this […]Continue Reading →
The World Peace Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of “Weaponized storytelling à la française: Demystifying France’s narratives around its arms export policies” by Emma Soubrier (April 1, 2022). This is the fourth report from or program, “Defense industries, Foreign Policy and Armed Conflict,” sponsored in part by the Carnegie Corporation of New […]Continue Reading →
All eyes are on the Russian invasion of the Ukraine. NATO countries have promised to send a huge amount of armament to the Ukraine to help fight the well equipped and huge forces of the Russian invasion. Ironically, the pilots currently bombing Ukrainian cities probably trained on planes whose engines were produced in the Ukraine. […]Continue Reading →
We are pleased to announce the publication of a new WPF report, “Missing in Action: UK arms export controls during war and armed conflict,” by Anna Stavrianakis (World Peace Foundation, March 15, 2022).
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Based on Sam Perlo-Freeman’s research that was published as a report last year, “Business As Usual: How Major Weapons Exporters Arms the World’s Conflicts,” (World […]Continue Reading →
On June 2nd, Finnish member of parliament Anna Kontula from the Left Alliance party, submitted a new bill to include human rights considerations in arms import, and not just export. By the proposed law, the ministry of defense would assess the human rights situation in the tenderer’s home country, as well as the possible human […]Continue Reading →
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