COVID-19 and the Structures of Human Insecurity

Fifteen months on, the COVID-19 pandemic is showing few signs of abating, and is even accelerating in parts of Europe, South America and Asia. In the first of a new series of regular briefings for Rethinking Security, Paul Rogers argues that massive increases in global inequality are as central to this human security crisis as the immediate health impacts.

NATO and Human Security: Obfuscation and Opportunity

Is it cynical, even paradoxical, for a military alliance like NATO to be talking about human security? In his contribution to a new volume published by NATO Watch, Richard Reeve argues that there is opportunism and considerable room for confusion in NATO's embrace of the concept, but also the opportunity for a deeper conversation on how real security can be promoted and by whom.

Tax Justice: Securing a Fairer Future

The current pandemic has exacerbated huge inequalities in human security in the UK, says Bryn Lauder. Rebuilding a more generous, equal and compassionate society demands tax justice reforms that spread responsibilities fairly, tax wealth, tackle tax dodging and prioritise the needs of the Global South.

How Nuclear Weapons were Banned

As from now, nuclear weapons are illegal. Co-founder and first president of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Rebecca Johnson explains how the movement to establish the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came about and what it means.

Force for Good?: The Politics of Military Spending

One year after a decisive election and on the verge of a definitive break with the EU, there is still little substance to the government’s Global Britain slogan. The three big political parties are talking about the UK’s future role in the world, says Richard Reeve, but do any have a compelling vision for how the country can work collaboratively for sustainable global change?