Posts Tagged: Arms Trade Treaty
Four years ago, the U.S. and the UK signed a landmark treaty to restrict the sale of arms to rights abusers. So why are they still profiting off the atrocities in Yemen?
The world's two major powers lost a decade that could have been spent hashing out responses to climate change, the arms trade, and the global recession.
The Obama administration’s pledge to restrain the global arms trade doesn't square with its aggressive promotion of U.S. arms exports.
For the first time in history, the $70-billion global arms trade will be regulated by international law.
While the Arms Trade Treaty doesn't do anything to affect American gun owners, it's so weak that it doesn't seem to affect anybody at all.
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.
We might get a better treaty if the U.S. sits this one out for now.
War, instability, and high oil prices have created a perfect storm of profit for the worlds 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.