- 17 Sep 2021
The Digital Dogs of War: inside the DSEI
AOAV's Executive Director visits the DSEI to see how London’s biggest arms trade fair reveals the true face of modern conflict, and why civilians will bear the brunt of this autonomous, distanced new form of warfare
- 16 Aug 2021
‘We were told that bombing wouldn’t work – well it did’: headlines from 2001 Afghan intervention reviewed
Twenty years ago, large swathes of the media and political establishment defended the invasion of Afghanistan – now as the Taliban recaptures the country, the jingoistic confidence feels horribly misplaced.
- 29 Jun 2021
Putin’s Hybrid War on Truth is a Threat to Us All
The conflict in Ukraine has revealed, not only how social media has evolved in recent years to become integral to the waging of conflict, it has also showed how the Kremlin had created a very particular ‘playbook’ when it comes to ‘winning the narrative’, sacrificing truth and impartiality in the name of victory. It wages a hybrid war that is 10% physical and 90% digital.
- 23 Jun 2021
Blood Gun Money: How America Arms Gangs and Cartels
This an extract from the opening chapter of Ioan Grillo’s book ‘Blood Gun Money: How America Arms Gangs and Cartels‘. The book can be purchased here. Freedom is beautiful.—Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, shortly before his third capture, in 2016 Finally seeing El Chapo in the flesh, a few feet away from me, conjured mixed emotions. […]
- 26 May 2021
The Politics of Torture and the Erosion of Truth
Oleksandra Matviychuk paints a troubling picture of a Russian tactic designed to undermine democratic rule in eastern Ukraine
- 25 May 2021
A Fixer’s War: Inside the Life of the Unsung Hero of Foreign Reporting
Anton Skyba was arrested and tortured for being a 'fixer' to international media in Eastern Ukraine. This is his story.
- 18 May 2021
A Day in the Life of Prisoner ‘Socrates’, Cell Number 607
Iain Overton recounts the story of Oleh Galzyuk, who was imprisoned in the Donbas region of Ukraine for more than two years for writing about the conflict raging in the region
- 12 Apr 2021
London: murder capital. A year of violent deaths examined
In 2019, 147 people were killed in Greater London. This report examines the gender, age, race and location of both those killed and those convicted of such deaths.
- 7 Apr 2021
Dr Saleyha Ahsan responds to reports Russian special forces using ‘Red Cross’ ambulances to practise ambush techniques
Reports emerge that Russian special forces are using “Red Cross” flagged ambulances to practise ambush techniques.
- 31 Mar 2021
20 films that can change the way you think about war
Across genres, countries and interpretations, these films challenge and deepen the way we understand conflict.
- 25 Jan 2021
The End of Where We Begin
This is an extract from the book The End of Where We Begin by Rosalind Russell. The book is a true-life account of three young refugees who flee civil war in South Sudan.
- 21 Jan 2021
Why Mexico was the most dangerous place to be a journalist in the world in 2020
For Mexican journalists, 2020 was yet another hard reminder that they live in the most dangerous place on earth doing the job that they do. This report by an academic whose PhD looked at the violence against Mexican journalists there explains why such violence against journalists is so widespread and what might be done about it.