Archive for December, 2011

Australia Remilitarizes

Australian Army

FPIF has a great piece on the new Australian arms race:

“In the realm of geopolitics, Australia has often been the overlooked continent – a benign haven for rowdy cricket fans and sunburned tourists resting safely under a U.S. security umbrella.”

IPB Resource List on Economic Cost of Nukes

Econo-dimension-nov2011

New from IPB: “In recent months the issue of the cost of nuclear weapons has become more salient in nuclear disarmament debates – mainly due to the intensity of the economic crisis, austerity cuts and sharper scrutiny of public budgets. At the same time there is growing interest in the role played by the private sector in the nuclear weapons industry. IPB’s new resources list concentrates mainly on recent materials. It is offered as a toolbox to assist those interested in going further with the economic aspect of this issue. We welcome additions or corrections.”