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International Defense Budgets As Reported by the ECONOMIST–The U.S. still spends more than all these other countries put together

 

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Happy New Year

Peace Economy Project Members and Friends:
Happy New Year! A new year, new congress and a new president; yet most of same old issues are still here that concern our group. As President Trump takes office there is no shortage … Read More

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Setting Nuclear Policy by Tweet?

This letter to the editor was originally published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Jan. 1, 2017.

Is Donald Trump clever like a fox? Or does he have no idea what he is doing? People around the world are entertained, … Read More

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Other Recent Trends and Indicators Besides the 2016 Election

While the election has dominated the news, life has gone on. Here are some news stories you may have missed. Some of it is good news, but as you would expect, much of it is troubling.

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More Examples of Prevarication, Waste, and Inefficiency

By Charles Kindleberger
PEP Board Member

This article was originally published in the 2016 edition of the Peace Economy News, the annual newsletter of the Peace Economy Project.

Missile Defense – What is the Truth?

The Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System (GMS) exists to … Read More

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Do Not Lose Sight of the Nuclear War Threat: Tools for Resistance

By Mary Ann McGivern
PEP Board Member

This article was originally published in Global Sisters Report, a project of the National Catholic Reporter, on April 19, 2016. Republished with author’s and publication’s permission. To view the original article and a full list … Read More

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An Escalating Arms Race: Is A New Cold War Inevitable?

Over the last year or so, it has seemed increasingly so. Consider the evidence:

NATO has agreed to have combat brigades rotate through eastern European countries that formerly were under the domain of the Soviet Union. This follows the announcement of … Read More

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Autonomous Weapons: A Dangerous Trend

By Charles Kindleberger
PEP Board Member

This article was originally published in the 2016 edition of the Peace Economy News.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, with his PhD in physics from Oxford, is a strong advocate for weapons that incorporate artificial intelligence. … Read More

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Round 2: U.S. Military Aid and Human Rights Violations Around the World

Last week, we published Round 1 of our Jeopardy game, “U.S. Military Aid and Human Rights Violations Around the World.” How well did you do?

If you need something more challenging, then check out Round 2 below! The questions in this … Read More

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U.S. Military Aid and Human Rights Violations Around the World

Last year, the Peace Economy Project presented at Amnesty International’s Midwest Regional Conference in Detroit, Mich. The session,”Blank Check: U.S. Military Aid and Human Rights Violations Around the World,” featured facts and figures about human rights, the federal budget, foreign … Read More

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