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.
A new Occasional Paper by Sam Perlo-Freeman, attempts to produce a global estimate, or rather a range of estimates of the financial size of the international arms trade. The paper also explains problems with the data, including for some of the largest western arms exporters, from whom one might expect a greater level of transparency: most notably, the USA.
In a new occasional paper, Alex de Waal argues that Africa, as a weak continent, has much to gain from multilateralism, and especially from its stronger more normative versions.
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
- Corruption in the Russian Defense Sector May 21, 2018Our latest report from the Global Arms Business and Corruption program is “Corruption in the Russian Defense Sector” by Polina Beliakova and Sam Perlo-Freeman. As the authors note in the Conclusion, While corruption can be considered a core element of the Russian political system, which is in many ways designed to put the […]World Peace Foundation
- Social Nutrition and Prohibiting Famine May 16, 2018Alex de Waal has a new essay, “Social Nutrition and Prohibiting Famine” in World Nutrition (2018, 9:1). Below is an extract, the full essay is available through World Nutrition. The world almost conquered famine. By the first decade of this century, we were at the threshold of abolishing this age-old scourge, for good. But in […]Alex DeWaal