Posts Tagged: Arms Trade Treaty

Arms Down

As we get ready to give our taxes to the Pentagon, here's a three-part strategy for reducing global military spending.
In a recent speech at the Newseum, former Costa Rican president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias describes concrete ways of moving beyond our over-militarized world.
War, instability, and high oil prices have created a perfect storm of profit for the world’s weapons manufacturers. This year, FPIF columnist Frida Berrigan reports, defense military analysts predict the biggest arms bonanza since 1993 ... which is saying something because in the aftermath of the first Gulf War the global industry reaped the benefits of a $42 billion arms race.