Brexit: increase in military cooperation between Japan and UK

http://www.inthelongrun.org/articles/article/brexit-the-view-from-japan-or-the-tokyo-consensus Since the United Kingdom chose to leave the EU, a new consensus has emerged amongst Tokyo-based policymakers, such as members of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and those close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, myself included. Call it the 'Tokyo Consensus'. It assumes that, as far as Japan’s national interest is concerned, Brexit may …

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Is Climate the Worst Casualty of War?

by Stacy Bannerman https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/07/31/climate-worst-casualty-war How do you clear a room of climate activists? Start talking about war. It’s not just environmentalists that leave; it’s pretty much everyone. Mission accomplished by the Bush Administration, which sent the military and their families to war and the rest of the country to an amusement park. The military-civilian divide …

A Lab and a Showroom: how the Israeli military tested new equipment on the Great March of Return

A new report called “A Lab and A Showroom” from Hamushim – a project by Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP), a feminist organization active in the struggle to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine – exposes how the extreme violence used by the Israeli military against Palestinian protesters also supports the development and sale of …

Israel Unveils New Tank

The army is hoping its new Merkava IV tank, which will enter service in 2020, will prove to be a game-changing weapon in a future conflict. ... The tank will include a battle computer that will process data received from sensors mounted on it, give the soldiers a real-time picture of the situation and even …