Russia-Ukraine: one more conflict fuelling climate chaos

One month on from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the DEC, UNICEF, Oxfam and others continue to raise funds for the desperate bombed out children, women and men of Ukraine. All focus is on the immediate humanitarian needs, as the world waits in hope for a ceasefire that will lead to negotiations that will bring … Continue reading Russia-Ukraine: one more conflict fuelling climate chaos

Russian invasion of Ukraine – Articles digest

Below is an articles reading list culled from various sources that has helped inform our Transform Defence project understanding of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  No particular order of preference 1. Questions to be asking: LSE Prof Lloyd Gruber https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2022/03/04/russias-war-with-ukraine-asking-the-right-questions/ 2. Heartbreaking – why the disabled are shunned in the effort to escape the invasion … Continue reading Russian invasion of Ukraine – Articles digest

Russia/Ukraine War – How It Got to This Point and Was There Ever a Chance It Could Have Taken Another Course?

Death wish As the Russian invasion of Ukraine gets ever deeper and the tanks roll on and the airstrikes hit civilian and other targets and EU arms flow into Ukraine from all over Europe and Germany commits 100bn Euros to a new armed forces fund, so the planet continues to heat up, the IPCC’s latest … Continue reading Russia/Ukraine War – How It Got to This Point and Was There Ever a Chance It Could Have Taken Another Course?

Approaching the $2 trillion redline

During the 1980s, the Cold War and the global nuclear arms race propelled total military spending in the world higher than ever before. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the idea of the "peace dividend" got hold and for a short while, it did indeed look like that was where the world was going … Continue reading Approaching the $2 trillion redline