A number of our members work in the UK to challenge military ‘security’ in the different ways it appears in the UK. The UK government spends millions on developing it own weapons as well as supporting arms deals to other countries. Other institutions, such as universities, also support the development of weapons. The presence of the armed forces in everyday life – from schools to summer fetes – makes militarised responses to security seem normal. Money could and should be spent on creating human security in the UK, as well as rethinking approaches to international conflicts.
Our blog is a good source of more examples of work that rethinks security, from our members, partners and beyond. These recent articles highlight work being done to confront militarism in the UK:
- Engineer’s Choices: Disarmament by Design, Prof. Roger Orpwood, medical engineer (April 2022)
- Missing in Action: UK arms export controls during war and armed conflict, Anna Stavrianakis, Prof. of International Relations at the University of Sussex, UK (March 2022)
- Killer Robots: Moving beyond the UN process, Richard Moyes and Uldduz Sohrabi, Article 36 (February 2022)