Explosive weapons in populated areas – key questions and answers

The use of explosive weapons in populated areas causes significant civilian casualties and infrastructure damage, highlighting the urgent need for stronger international standards and political commitment to reduce their use

Howard G. Buffett talks to AOAV about high-impact philanthropy in conflict zones such as Ukraine

In this interview with AOAV’s executive director, Howard G. Buffett, with over two decades at the helm of his foundation, tells us how his focus is on conflict and post-conflict areas, with an emphasis on agriculture and food security.

AOAV signs joint letter by civil society organisations to Control Arms Export Committee regarding UK arms to Israel

A coalition of leading civil society organisations have penned a letter to both the Control Arms Export Committee (CAEC) and the Financial Times. The letter addresses the escalating violence in southern Gaza and the UK’s role in supplying arms to Israel.

Inside Europe’s Largest Arms Fair: AOAV went to see what’s on sale

Photos from inside DSEI – the biannual Defence Security Exhibition International

As British General predicts robots fighting for the army in just over a decade, AOAV examines the dangers of robotic warfare and its potential impact on civilians

The use of autonomous drones and robots in warfare poses a significant danger to civilians, as they can hunt down, target and kill humans without the need for direct human input, and raise questions about the potential for unintended casualties and lack of human oversight in decision-making.