Coverage: North America

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The Quasi-Inflation of 2021-2022: A Case of Bad Analysis and Worse Policies

The Quasi-Inflation of 2021-2022: A Case of Bad Analysis and Worse Policies is a talk with Dr. James Galbraith from the University of Texas, Austin.
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Increased US Intervention and Global Insecurity

Joshua Landis presents his study on US intervention's relationship with global insecurity, in the session on "Insecurity in MENA" within the inaugural Security in Context conference titled Landscapes of Insecurity that was held September 16th & 17th at the University of Oklahoma Norman in collaboration with the Center for Peace and Development.
Research

Working Paper: Financialization and Militarization: An Empirical Investigation

Financialization is a product of power and can only be sustained so long as there are significant economic imbalances between major countries and peripheral countries (Arrighi 1994). Militarization is not just a major source of profits but also an indispensable tool to reproduce finance capital by protecting and expanding markets. Also, finance capital has increased its power over the military sector by buying stock in arms corporations to become a major component of the military industrial complex. Therefore, financialization and militarization reinforce each other in the US.
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Working Paper: Arms, Tanks, and Munitions: The Relationship Between Profits and Monopoly Conditions

In this paper, Heidi Peltier explores the question of whether a lack of competition in the arms-tanks-munitions (ATM) industries results in higher profits for the monopolistic firms.
Research

A Not-So Modest Proposal to Nationalize the Defense Industry

A case for a decentralized US defense industry as a means to democratize foreign policy.
Research

The Defense Industry's Role in Militarizing US Foreign Policy

How the defense industry's endless quest for profit is a direct diver of endless warfare and militarization.
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US Foreign Policy Moving Forward

Security in Context and the Forum on Arms Trade held an event at the Stimson Center in Washington D.C. discussing the role of arms sales by the United States to Middle Eastern countries