- 10 Jan 2022
Dozens killed in airstrike on camp for displaced people in Tigray, Ethiopia
At least 56 people have been killed and 30 more wounded in an airstrike targeting a camp for civilians displaced by the brutal conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region.
- 13 Dec 2021
The Improvised Explosive Device and ‘The Propaganda of the Deed’
The IED has proliferated in an increasingly digital world, one vulnerable to both violent propaganda and, when that translates into action, the actual violence of the ‘Propaganda of the Deed’. This report examines how this happened.
- 7 Dec 2021
As the threat of war looms in Eastern Ukraine, AOAV examines the country’s landmine problem
Around 2 million people are estimated to be exposed to the threat of landmines on either side of the 450km long ‘contact line’ in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine. This article examines the challenges and impacts these landmines present.
- 6 Dec 2021
CCW Sixth Review Conference Side Event: The IED and the ‘Propaganda of the Deed’
Join AOAV and the Permanent Mission of France at a side event to the CCW Sixth Review Conference, exploring the ideological framing of the use of the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) over time.
- 24 Nov 2021
Media report Ethiopia on the brink of “irreversible state collapse”
sday over the escalating war in Ethiopia as Tigrayan rebels said they were edging closer to the capital, Addis Ababa, and more foreign citizens were told to leave.
- 22 Nov 2021
Toxic banter on military forum over Kenyan woman’s death exposes misogyny in British armed forces
An investigation into posts made in wake of the murder of a Kenyan sex worker Agnes Wanjiru include discussions of how the army will brush the death ‘under the carpet’
- 11 Nov 2021
British Special Forces hid evidence of Afghan killings
Senior military officers buried evidence that British troops were executing detainees in Afghanistan, the High Court has been told.
- 10 Nov 2021
Are British-sourced weapons fuelling violence in Afghanistan?
Concerns raised as 9,000 assault rifles and two military helicopters sent from Britain go unaccounted for.
- 29 Oct 2021
China’s test of hypersonic missile stuns US intelligence officials and raises concerns over new global arms race
China’s testing of a hypersonic missile designed to evade American nuclear defences has stunned US intelligence officials, sparking concern over a new global arms race.
- 27 Oct 2021
An examination of far-right IED attacks in the United States (2010- 2021)
Far-right attacks involving improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the US increased dramatically under President Trump’s leadership – raising questions as to whether his inflammatory rhetoric that appealed to an extremist base led to a rise in violence.
- 19 Oct 2021
The Challenge IEDs Pose for the Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) Sector
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have wreaked havoc worldwide, killing and maiming thousands, and spreading fear and disruption to affected communities. Rendering IEDs safe has traditionally been the remit of military explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel, rather than the humanitarian mine action (HMA) sector.
- 19 Oct 2021
Study shows 43% of 112 deminer deaths since 2005 not recorded in organisations’ annual reports
At least 112 deminers have been killed globally since 2005 whilst on operations, a study by Action on Armed Violence has found.