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This week, the British Government published its long-awaited integrated review of security, defence, development and foreign policy.  It’s entitled ‘Global Britain in a Competitive Age.’ In tune with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fondness for sporting metaphors—being ‘match fit’ and able to ‘punch above our weight’—the Review sees competition as a straightforward fact […]

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The World Peace Foundation is proud to announce that it has been awarded a two-year grant (2020 – 2022) from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to undertake research on Defense Industries, Foreign Policy and Armed Conflict.  The research team includes Sam Perlo-Freeman, Jennifer Erickson, Emma Soubrier, Anna Stavrianakis, and WPF’s 

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Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, leader of the House of Commons, was pictured languidly taking a nap in the middle of the most momentous debate in the British Parliament for many decades. Rees-Mogg had earlier dismissed the motion for Parliament to take control of its agenda, to stop a no-deal Brexit, as “constitutionally irregular.” His idiosyncratic concept of parliamentarians’ role—in the current context—is to serve as the emissaries of the people who voted for Brexit.

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The below statement is by our partners at Corruption Watch UK, regarding the Court of Appeal Decision on British arms sales to Saudi Arabia. It was released on June 20, 2019.

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Statement on Court of Appeal Decision on British Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Corruption Watch welcomes today’s decision by the Appeal Court […]

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In this essay, I will locate the question of corruption around UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia within the broader political economy of UK relations with the Gulf Arab monarchies. The history and political economy of these ties have much to tell us about how precisely Britain fits into the world system as a modern […]

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Last weekend, the first few days after the United Kingdom’s long-heralded, anti-climactic Brexit Day, the online petition to Parliament to revoke Article 50 and stay in the EU hit 6 million signatures. The various pro-Brexit petitions mustered a tenth of that number. The previous weekend, a million people rallied in London to demand the […]

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