NATO

With 28 member states and a budget of over $800 million a year, NATO is the most powerful intergovernmental military alliance in the world. Here you can find hundreds of resources on topics related to NATO, including the Summits, the financial costs, the expansion and their involvement in conflicts. 

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9/11 Attacks and the War on Terror

Find over 700 resources on the war on terror that has defined many of the world's conflicts since the 9/11 attacks against the U.S.

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Arms Trade

The international arms trade is estimated to be worth approximately $100 billion anually and it continues to flow into countries and conflicts where gross violations of human rights continue to occur. Click here to find out more about the global arms trade and find out how you can get involved in campaigns against the arms trade. 

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Disarmament

With resources on the worldwide disarmament movement in every continent across the globe, click here to find out how you can get involved and contribute to making a more peaceful and harmonious world. 

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Nuclear Weapons

The first nuclear explosion was in July 1945, when the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. To this day, there is an estimated 13,850 nuclear weapons around the world. Here you can find information about the danger and costs of this global threat.

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Hot Topics

9/11 Attacks

This year marks the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States. 2,977 people were killed and over 25,000 injured. As a result of the attack, America declared War on terror in the Middle East. Mainly targeting radical Islamic groups, but also causing countless civilian casualties and human rights violations.

U.S. Military Budget

The USA spends more than 50% of their federal funding on the military and its current estimate is $686,000,000,000. Thus the U.S. military budget is twice as high as that of China and Russia combined.

ICAN

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is a group of non-governmental organizations from 100 countries who promote adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. 

Killer Drones

An aircraft not requiring a human pilot to manage it, drones can be controlled remotely from any country and activated in any location. In recent years, the US army has increasingly been using drones against targets in foreign countries leading to over 6000 deaths in 2015, including many innocent people. 

Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty

This is the first international agreement signed by 50 countries on July 7th, 2017. The treaty prohibits the development, testing and production of nuclear weapons with the goal of complete elimination.

Ban Killer Robots Now!

NGOs from all over the world and more than 2,400 scientists specialized in Artificial Intelligence have raised their voices against Killer Robots. This autonomous weapons can target and kill a person without human supervision.

The end of the Vietnam War

On the 30th of April 1975 the Vietnam War ended with the evacuation of Saigon and the defeat of the American Army. Between 2 to 4 Million Vietnamese people died during this War, many civilians were mutilated or burned by Napalm bombs. The effects of the chemical weapons used by the American Army harm Vietnamese nature and people till this day. Many US veterans suffered a trauma, the suicide rate is higher than the death toll of the war. Sad numbers for a senseless war. Did America learn from it? They did not.

U.S. Nuclear Posture Review

In February 2018 the U.S. Department of Defense presented a review of their nuclear policy, strategy, capabilities and position for the next 5 to 10 years. Find information on the key issues here.

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Hero of the Month

Tadatoshi Akiba

A peace activist that served as the mayor of Hiroshima, Tadatoshi Akiba is now an advocate for global nuclear disarmament.

Featured Organisation of the Month

The global movement against gun violence

The International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) is a global movement against gun violence, linking together civil society organisations that work on stopping the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons. IANSA supports efforts that make people safer by reducing the demand for weapons, improving firearm regulation and strengthening controls on arms transfers. 

Featured Online Resource of the Month

UNODA

The United Nations Office on Disarmament Affairs was established in 1998 and works to promote nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation; to strengthen the disarmament regimes in respect to other weapons of mass destruction; to strengthen disarmament efforts in the area of conventional weapons. On their website you can find an extensive collection of disarmament resources, including background information, data, treaty information, reports and links to other resources.