Category: Arms Sales and Military Aid

The U.S. Role in the War in Yemen

In March 2015, a 10-nation coalition led by Saudi Arabia began bombing Yemen, and has been ever since. As the world’s attention has focused on the Syrian Civil War, which absolutely deserves our focus, the war in Yemen is often an afterthought in mainstream media coverage; that other […]

Sign the treaty

Even the NRA can’t win all the time. Last month, the UN General Assembly voted to pass the Arms Trade Treaty, a goal Peace Action West and groups around the world have shared for years. The NRA tried to derail the treaty, but they were drowned out by […]

Another chance for the Arms Trade Treaty

After negotiations stalled last year, thanks in part to the US bowing to the gun lobby’s misinformation campaign, countries are gathered again this week to hopefully finalize the treaty. This treaty is critical in protecting millions of people who are killed, injured, raped, or displaced as a result […]

The danger of shortsighted arms sales

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the ranking Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is planning to introduce a bill that would permit arms sales to rebels in Syria. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” Engel, who is a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, […]