Category: Weapons & Disarmament

Neve Gordon: Drones and the new ethics of war

Drones are a technological solution for the inability of politicians to mobilize support for war

David Swanson: Militarism in the Air We Breathe

Wars don’t protect us but endanger us, by the generation of animosity and by the destruction of our planet

Johannes Hautaviita: International Law or Diktat of the Powerful? The Case of Iran

A comprehensive proposal to reduce the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East has been on the table for 40 years, but the U.S. and Israel have sabotaged this effort

Milan Rai: Abolishing Nuclear Weapons – Useful and Not-So-Useful First Steps

The most urgently-required negative security assurance (NSA) is a promise by all the declared nuclear weapon states never to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against a non-nuclear weapon state

Brian Terrell: Redefining Imminent

In order to justify its global assassination program, the Obama administration has had to stretch words beyond their natural breaking point. For instance, any male 14 years or older found dead in a drone strike zone is a “combatant,” unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving him innocent…. The one word most degraded and twisted these days, to the goriest ends, is the word “imminent.”

Ali Abunimah: US, Israel are the only countries to oppose UN ban on weapons in outer space

These are sadly the usual suspects who lecture the rest of the world about “peace”

Milan Rai: Western Nuclear Terrorism

The use of nuclear coercion by the US and its allies has long roots

Elena Sokova: Obama Promised a “World Without Nuclear Weapons,” But May Now Spend $1 Trillion on Upgrades

More than 150 countries at the United Nations signed a joint statement calling on nuclear powers to attend the third major conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons scheduled this December in Vienna

Airan Bahmani: Finland eager to deepen arms trade collaboration with Israel

What makes all of this even less convincing is that precisely the Finnish-Israeli arms trade has had a lot of bad press

Joel Jaeger: Arms Trade Treaty Gains Momentum with 50th Ratification

With state support moving at an unprecedented pace, the Arms Trade Treaty will enter into force on Dec. 24, 2014, only 18 months after it was opened for signature

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