U.S. Arms and Training Fuel UAE’s War in Yemen

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by William D. Hartung Discussions about the war in Yemen in the media and on Capitol Hill generally focus on the role of the Saudi-led bombing campaign, which has killed thousands of civilians while targeting hospitals, marketplaces, and even a… Continue Reading  

European Parliament Opposes Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia

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by Eldar Mamedov The European Parliament adopted today in Strasbourg a report on the implementation of the EU Common Position on Arms Export adopted in 2008. The motion, drafted by Bodil Valero, a Swedish member of the Green block, scrutinizes… Continue Reading  

Debunking Myths that Fuel Irresponsible U.S. Defense Policy

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by Colby Goodman and Taner Bertuna As President Trump continues to authorize record-breaking U.S. arms deals to Saudi Arabia and many other countries around the world and propose major increases in Pentagon spending, he is positioning himself to claim wins… Continue Reading  

Weapons, Warriors, and Fear as the New Order in America

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by William Astore I came of age during America’s Cold War with the Soviet Union, witnessing its denouement while serving in the U.S. military. In those days, the USSR led the world’s weapons trade, providing arms to the Warsaw Pact… Continue Reading  

Trump: Encourage Saudi-Iranian Dialogue to Stop War in Middle East

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by Henry Johnson As Donald Trump prepares to take office as U.S. president, he’ll inherit a set of conflicts in the Middle East more intractable and destructive than at any other point in recent history. The very territorial integrity of… Continue Reading