by Ambra Visentin Wars and armies are accelerating the climate crisis. And as the major powers gather in Egypt for COP27 on climate, their political representatives are reluctant to talk about the elephant in the room: the decisive impact of...
By Ambra Visentin Tension rises between Bern and Berlin over the war in Ukraine. Germany would like to supply Kiev with 35 mm ammunition for the German Gepard anti-aircraft tank. The crux of the matter is that Swiss munitions were...
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, NATO has once again become a major player on the world stage. If in fact until recently it had been described by commentators as an organisation in deep crisis, even...
International arms transfers fell by 4.6% between 2012-16 and 2017-21, although this "masks large variations between regional trends". This is according to a new report by Sipri (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) published on 14 March 2022. Despite the small...
This article appeared first on the Italian website of the Atlas of Wars on March 17, 2022. It was written by our Director, Italian journalist Raffaele Crocco. The damage of this war will weigh like lead, for years. It is...
By Maurizio Sacchi Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday that the scenarios in Taiwan and Ukraine are not comparable, as the former is an entirely internal matter, while the latter is a conflict between two countries. This comment...
The war in Ukraine has raised concerns about the possible use of nuclear weapons by Russia and a possible subsequent US response. With these infographics - curated by Valentina Ochner - we try to give an overview of Russian...
by Giovanni Mennillo The condemnation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine must remain firm and unquestionable. The aggressor and the victim of invasion are blatantly obvious. However, this latest act cannot absolve us from attempting to understand the complex historical...
By Maurizio Sacchi In these months, following a trend lasting decades, we have witnessed how private armies have become an important actor in conflicts and wars all over the planet. These companies of fortune, with the huge amounts of capital...
By Emanuele Giordana After losing the multi-billion dollar contract to supply attack submarines to Australia, France is looking for new partners in the arms trade. Just a few days ago, Indonesia pledged to cooperate with France's defence industry 'in the...

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