GCOMS Book ‘Military Spending and Global Security’ is Now Available

GCOMS’ book ‘Military Spending and Global Security: Humanitarian and Environmental Perspectives‘ is now available at Routledge. Routledge has launched today the book “Military Spending and Global Security: Humanitarian and Environmental Perspectives”, edited by GCOMS Coordinator and International Peace Bureau (IPB) vice-president Jordi Calvo Rufanges. The book is part of a joint project of the International … Continue reading “GCOMS Book ‘Military Spending and Global Security’ is Now Available”

Webinar Report: SIPRI Figures on Military Expenditure

On April 26, The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published its global arms spending statistics for 2020, confirming the expected further increase in military expenditure worldwide. In our German webinar “SIPRI Figures on Military Expenditure – Developments in Germany and Worldwide” on April 28, Tarja Cronberg  (Distinguished SIPRI Fellow), Thomas Würdinger (IG-Metall), Myriam Rapior … Continue reading “Webinar Report: SIPRI Figures on Military Expenditure”

A short history of the International Peace Bureau: 1990 – 2017*

Written by Colin Archer, IPB Secretary-General (retired) The end of the Cold War ushered in a particularly complex decade. Loss of peace movement momentum due to the end of East-West confrontations and the immediate nuclear threat was accompanied by a diversification of focus. Human rights, social development, gender, environment and other causes all absorbed activist … Continue reading “A short history of the International Peace Bureau: 1990 – 2017*”

Declaration of the International Meeting | 2017 World Conference against A & H Bombs

On July 7 of this year, 72 years after the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons was finally adopted. Having worked with the Hibakusha since the First World Conference against A and H Bombs in 1955 to call for the prevention of nuclear war, the elimination of nuclear … Continue reading “Declaration of the International Meeting | 2017 World Conference against A & H Bombs”