Bahraini human rights activist Sayed Alwadaei was imprisoned and tortured for speaking out against the government of Bahrain, one of the UK’s leading military and commercial partners in the Middle East.
As we launch 'UK National Security - Who Pays the Price?', our media officer Carys Davis explains the purpose of the film series, and looks forward to sharing more in the coming weeks.
Loraine Masiya Mponela, the chairperson of Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group (CARAG), reflects on the unique challenges being faced by asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in the UK during the pandemic.
Paul Clifford explores some of the linkages between Transition Towns, an initiative to promote local inclusion, sustainability and resilience, and the work of Rethinking Security.
Steven Schofield argues that the scale of economic devastation likely to follow the Covid-19 crisis redoubles the case for a Green New Deal to rebuild more resilient, sustainable and inclusive communities.
Diana Francis argues that extraordinary times have helped to revive the everyday kindness that must be at the heart of rebuilding a more caring, sustainable and secure world after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Powerful interests have long opposed the conversion of arms industries to more socially useful production. The coronavirus crisis might just be changing that dynamic.
Local campaigner Paul McGowan shares a case study of how grassroots action by the Coventry Justice and Peace Group persuaded the West Midlands’ municipal pension fund to divest from some arms companies.
Kate Hudson exposes the sustained and deadly failure of UK government to invest in responding to the security threats, including pandemics and natural disasters, that its own analysis has prioritised.
As the coronavirus crisis precipitates the most rapid and far-reaching economic interventions in British history, Andrew Rigby argues that providing Universal Basic Income is now fundamental to human security.
In this article from a new volume on building a values-based foreign policy for the UK, Jonathan Cohen, Teresa Dumasy and Richard Reeve argue that a new security strategy should put at its heart the wellbeing of people and the shared security of the planet and humanity.
As the UK prepares to rewrite its national security strategy, Diana Francis argues that the people must have their say on their own security and who pays the price for UK ‘security’ policy abroad.