I have always believed that beyond being an art, language is also a science. It is a tool of transformation, and as far as decolonisation is concerned, language is a necessary tool.Toyin Falola, Nigerian historian
About the project
The growing global nuclear and military spending against the pandemic background exhibiting the deepening strategic instability. However, most of the time media attention rests solely on the political games amongst international actors and relatively ignores the other significant factors such as armament and disarmament efforts which will control the future direction of global geopolitical tension. Therefore this research group is established in order to assure public understanding regarding armament and disarmament affairs in the world. The strategic talks belong to people, let us take an initiative to create a world where the public is part of the hard security.
This research team will work on contributing to the public understanding regarding armament and disarmament through the newly designed framework called D-ARM. Research tasks covered the series of articles on global military spending and non-proliferation affairs all the way to producing background research on disarmament challenges and facts among each geographical area.
The D-ARMS Framework
D – (Direct) Disarmament and Arms control efforts
For instance, confidence-building measures, verification regime, defense cooperation (on arms control), non-proliferation efforts/agreements, etc.
A – Acquisition
- Arms acquisition affairs
- Who is acquiring what? Why? How? What’s the effect?
R – (Arms/Defense) Research and Development
- Who is developing what? And its implication
- Eg. Missiles or Hypersonic aircraft/submarines
M – (Arms) Mobility and Military Spending
- The mobility of arms such as SALWs/LAWs
- Military spending on weapons
S – Security Cooperation
- traditional security cooperation/defence cooperation
- Who’s cooperating with whom? What are the (prospecting) impact/ implication?
- Military stimulation cooperation
The research team will cover the area under the framework the Research Lead, Ariel Karn, designed called the D-ARMS framework.
News & Events
In light of the revolutionary mobilization of Turkish feminists regarding the imprisonment of Çilem Doğan for the murder of her violent husband, French feminist collectives seem shy, divided, and torn by a partisan dynamic which damages the universal fight against violence against women.
Like a ruthless chef who organises the preparation of his gustatory manipulations, Erdoğan is constantly developing new menus to enable his kitchen to retain the grandeur of his despotism. With a culinary taste particularly inclined towards conservatism, obedience and order are both to be respected along with religion. However, no one should forget the other…
Çilem Doğan’s story is a sad reality. A reality involving violence that goes unnoticed and unpunished. A reality that denies the right of women to protect themselves and condemns them for having the audacity to survive the domestic violence they face on a daily basis. A reality which pushes the oppressed to kill their oppressor…
While the Turkish government is turning a deaf ear to the violence against women, many are opening their eyes to condemn it. While the state is determined to oppress minorities, the resistance is getting organised and is not afraid.While Erdogan’s regime tries to silence the screams of women’s suffering, the voices of the opposition are rising up and shouting for their rights. Among all these voices, one resonates even louder than the others. It is that of Cerme Topal.
As the HDP faces increasing political and judicial pressure, the spokesperson Ebru Günay, explains how the political party is resisting it. An exclusive interview.
In conversation with two student feminist activists in Ankara, Turkey. A discussion detailing the shared experiences and risks of the Turkish student feminist against the police, far-right groups, their universities and the state, and how solidarity prevails
The Repository is a self-organized platform where experts and authors as well as their avid followers can populate an open library on armament across a range of thematic areas.
Example of books
Example of research articles
Example of audio-visuals
Example of artistic work