- 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.
- 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.
- 9 Oct 2021
Statement by INEW: UN General Assembly First Committee – Disarmament & International Security
Statement at the UN by INEW—the International Network on Explosive Weapons—a coalition of civil society organizations working to prevent the devastating humanitarian consequences from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.
- 7 Oct 2021
The United Kingdom’s Obligation to Investigate, Record and Report Civilians Casualties in Armed Conflict
The Cambridge Pro Bono Project with Action on Armed Violence
- 30 Sep 2021
The targeting of high-rises in Gaza: an analysis of Israel’s air strikes on tall buildings in 2021
Research shows that at least 15 buildings taller than 5 floors were struck by explosive weapons in the 2021 crisis
- 28 Sep 2021
North Korea tests missile in month of hostility over stalled negotiations
North Korea has fired a short-range missile from its east coast towards the sea, according to South Korea's military, as Pyongyang's ambassador to the United Nations said no one could deny the country’s right to self-defence and to test weapons.
- 14 Sep 2021
How British military spending, plagued by inefficiency and spiralling costs, should be carefully watched at DSEI
As London's largest arms trade fair opens, AOAV looks at recent failures in British government arms procurement serving as a warning from history
- 21 Jul 2021
UK Gov Launches BattleLab, but questions remain as to what will be “innovated” in its military laboratory
In August 2020, the Ministry of Defence (MOD), in partnership with Dorset Council and Dorset Local Enterprise, launched a new entity called BattleLab. What this conflict laboratory will create, though, is far from clear.
- 6 Jul 2021
Manufactured explosive weapons are just as harmful as Improvised Explosive Devices to civilians in populated areas: a comment
Manufactured explosive weapons are just as harmful to civilians in populated areas as improvised explosive weapons.
- 24 Jun 2021
Airstrike on market kills 64 in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
An airstrike killed at least 43 people in Togoga, a town in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, on Tuesday, 22 June, 2021.
- 21 Jun 2021
Gaza, Hamas and the risk to civilian life during Operation Guardian of the Walls: a brief analysis
The Iron Dome is one of a number of advanced missile defence systems in place to protect Israel from threats. The system utilises radar to detect rocket launches, manages the threat level of the individual rockets, and intercepts the rockets that may land in populated areas. Rockets fired from Gaza that are going to fall in uninhabited areas are not intercepted.
- 9 Jun 2021
What is a grad?
An in-depth look at the history, use, and harm of Grads in modern warfare. There are currently 81 states where 122mm MLRSs are in service. In 53 (65%) of those states, the 122mm MLRS recorded is a BM-21 Grad or similar, Russian-made model.