India’s capital New Delhi burned in the last week of February 2020 as US President Donald Trump pivoted to India. Visiting the world’s largest and increasingly tattered ‘democracy’, Trump sold among other things, over USD 3 billion worth of weaponry to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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The USA Today, drawing on the work of the Cost of War Project, Quincy Institute, David Vine, William Hartung, and others, has gone beyond the limits of every other big corporate U.S. media outlet, and beyond what any member of the U.S. Congress has done, in a big new series of articles on wars, bases, and militarism.
Join in a discussion for the launch of " Business as Usual: How major
weapons exporters arm the world’s conflicts" -- the initial report at
the midpoint of a two-year project examining defense industries, foreign
policy and armed conflict.
Over the past decades, international efforts have increasingly sought to control arms exports to countries where conflicts are taking place, especially where such conflicts involve human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law (IHL). This first report looks at the top 11 arms exporters, examining whether export control measures – including international treaties, national legislation and policy, and the EU Common Position – correspond to actual, empirical, changes in practice on the part of arms suppliers.
• Sam Perlo-Freeman, Research Coordinator, Campaign Against Arms Trade and Fellow, World Peace Foundation
• Dan Mahanty, Director, US Program, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)
• Molly Mulready, Lawyer, formerly of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
• Emma Soubrier, Visiting Scholar, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington
• Nathan Toronto, Commissioning Editor, Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center (moderator)
This event is hosted by the Forum on the Arms Trade and sponsored by the World Peace Foundation, the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, and the Center for Responsive Politics.
This report is part of a research program, support for which was provided in part by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
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