Prosperous partners-in-crime: as Government, Industry and Academia toil away to translate UK national security needs into exporting opportunities, do you feel more safe? London CAAT's Nico Edwards argues not in her second blog post of our Security & Policing Arms Fair series.
As this year's Security & Policing arms fair reaches its last day online, our Universities Co-ordinator, Malak Mayet, asks us if Universities really care about their students?
As the annual Security & Policing Arms Fair begins this week - this time online - we launch our series of blog posts and content challenging the organisers' flawed notions of security. London CAAT's Esme Waterfield writes here about drones, borders, and a future being engineered for us by the government.
The UK Cabinet Office is in the final week of calls for evidence to its ‘Integrated Review’ – a major overhaul of its military, security, foreign and international development policy. The Prime Minister describes it as “the biggest assessment of Britain’s place in the world since the end of the Cold War”,
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shefftim/49708936778/ Photo by Tim Dennell, Flickr In February the Government announced that it was undertaking an Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review. Responding, the Commons' Defence Select Committee invited three military academic experts to give evidence on 10 March. It was business as usual, with no mention of coronavirus or pandemics. What
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp focus the urgent need for governments to redefine what it means by ‘security’ and to reflect the real threats to human security including global pandemics and climate change.
Last year, as the world unknowingly stood on the brink of the worst international crisis since World War Two in the form of the Coronavirus pandemic, its nations stood very well prepared… for war. According to data published today by SIPRI, world military spending in 2019 amounted to at least $1,917 billion.
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