Dr Iain Overton, executive director of charity Action on Armed Violence, reveals new evidence of British-trained cadets from countries that have had military coups or have poor human rights records
Suella Braverman’s asylum barges are tied up with Britain’s imperial past, writes Iain Overton
A year ago the British Museum only reported on theft from its collection. Why has it taken so long for news of thousands of missing, stolen or damaged artefacts to emerge?
Firearms officers have handed in their weapons over concern that one of their own has been charged with the murder of 24-year-old Chris Kaba
The world’s largest arms fair promises peace in the world
What are the forces driving refugees across the Channel? What are they fleeing? What are they hoping for?
Ukraine’s population has not grown much since 1960 but Russia’s invasion had led to a catastrophic drop in the birth rate
Ukraine’s second biggest city, Kharkiv, has suffered from thousands of missile attacks since Russia’s invasion. How are residents dealing with the destruction?
Concerns swirl in Whitehall around retired senior British officers looking to advise foreign governments – conflicts of interest persist even if there is no wrongdoing, writes Iain Overton
For all its claims of modernity, the ‘Corps’ still joins the Crown and the Church in a god-ordained trilogy of state power in the forthcoming ceremonies
Iain Overton looks at the hyperbole around post-Brexit Britain, and how nationalist exceptionalism blinds us to our real problems and their remedies
Iain Overton looks at the evidence that gun control measures lead to a decline in gun-related deaths
Prisoners can receive compensation if they are injured and the Prison Service is to blame or if their human rights are breached – Iain Overton reports
The Conservatives’ inaction to alleviate droughts in England is indicative of the party’s wider ideological failings, writes Iain Overton
As the Mexican state calls for evidence on ‘private companies engaged in the firearms industry and their effects on human rights’ Iain Overton looks at the trail of carnage
Britain is now a land in which a Tory away day is seen as the panacea to years of abject government failure, writes Iain Overton
In a dialogue with ChatGPT, Iain Overton explores whether truth and meaning can really be left to machines
It’s always someone else’s fault – according to the party that has been in power for 13 years (although not according to its cheerleaders), writes Iain Overton
Iain Overton points out that many of those condemning the Duke of Sussex have made more capital out of their former military careers than he has ever done
Now the gap between the lowest and highest paid in the UK is one of the highest in the OECD, Iain Overton looks at the role of public sector pay in widening the disparities
The scandal-hit baroness was elevated for years by the party now backtracking over the PPE firm linked to her that won millions in pandemic contracts
With a post Pandemic rise in home-based male homicides, Iain Overton argues that confronting domestic abuse against women goes hand in hand with addressing male-on-male violence at home
As new data reveals more British forces have killed themselves in the last 40 years than died in combat, Iain Overton reports on the rising proportion discharged for mental and behavioural disorders