COP26 Open Letter Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE      21/10/21 COP26: THE GLOBAL MILITARY, BIG OIL AND CLIMATE CHANGE Today Tipping Point North South’s Transform Defence for Sustainable Human Safety project releases its COP26 media pack to draw public, media and political attention to the absence at COP26 of any discussion on the role of military  greenhouse gas emissions on climate change … Continue reading COP26 Open Letter Media Release

Doubly Unsafe : Our nuclear weapons bases ‘set to flood’

In an incredibly revealing 2019 gathering of the Climate and National Security Forum, senior USA naval defence officials candidly laid out the enormity of the climate – and by extension financial – emergency facing US bases at home and abroad. Unfortunately, the solutions were very much about reducing emissions and supporting mitigation and adaptation in … Continue reading Doubly Unsafe : Our nuclear weapons bases ‘set to flood’


The abject failure of post 9/11 foreign and military policies in Afghanistan The utter failure of international foreign and defence policy in Afghanistan (going back decades) with all the deep, profound consequences for the Afghan people, was the cumulative result of wilful, self seeking, ignorant, short-term, wrong-headed strategies which lined the pockets of defence contractors … Continue reading Unforgiveable

Walden Bello on the US-China strategic confrontation

Presentation at the AEPF Global Military Spending and Global In(security) Webinar, Dec 3, 2020 Walden Bello, Focus on the Global South There are great worries today that the conflict between China and the US will not stop at simply being a trade war, that it could at some point spill over into some form … Continue reading Walden Bello on the US-China strategic confrontation

Time to Rethink Arms Sales to Taiwan

By A. TREVOR THRALL and JORDAN COHEN, Defense One NOVEMBER 2, 2020 On the surface, selling arms to Taiwan makes sense. Taipei has been an American ally for many decades and the United States has promised to help the island defend itself against China. Advocates of the most recent deal argue that the Harpoon missiles will improve Taiwan’s … Continue reading Time to Rethink Arms Sales to Taiwan