Australia's military relationships: MAPW War and militarism paper no.7

Completing MAPW's series, a new two-page paper by Stewart Firth discusses our military relationships.

World military expenditure falls, but China, Russia’s spending rises, and Australia still a big spender

World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2012, a fall of 0.5 per cent in real terms since 2011, according to figures released today by SIPRIi.

Letter on North Korea by Dr Sue Wareham

The role of the US is highlighted in a letter on North Korea by MAPW Vice President Dr Sue Wareham published on Saturday 6 April in The Sydney Morning Herald.

Korea: Use of nuclear weapons must be prevented - IPPNW

IPPNWi Co-Presidents - including MAPW's Tilman Ruff - have written to the leaders of North and South Korea, and the USA, reminding them of the sobering reality of the humanitarian effects of nuclear was, and urging a comprehensive global treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons.

The letter reads:

"Price of Iraq War too great to repeat": Dr Sue Wareham in Canberra Times

MAPW Vice-President Dr Sue Wareham questions the ethics and legality of the Iraq war in an opinion piece published  by the Canberra Times.

Historic conference ends in Oslo

Officials from more than 120 countries were in Oslo this week for an international conference entitled the “Humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons.”

MAPW makes submission to 2013 Defence White Paper

Australia's changing strategic environment has prompted the development of a new Defence White Paper. An MAPW submission has been written by Dr Jenny Grounds.

Oslo and beyond

On 25 February 2013 the Kyoda News in Japan published an opinion piece by MAPW's Tilman Ruff (Co-President of IPPNWi), Oslo and beyond: the humanitarian dimensions of nuclear weapons, about the implications of the forthcoming international conference on

Let's talk about Iraq

Dr Sue Wareham, MAPW Vice-President, argues in today's Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers that the 10th anniversary of the massive anti-war demonstrations around Australia and across the world, is a fitting occasion for an inquiry into Australia's participation in the Iraq war.

Nuclear weapons: the cause of unspeakable suffering

As North Korea heightens tensions by testing a nuclear bomb, a timely new publication documents the "unspeakable suffering" caused by nuclear weapons.