Andrew Smith


The response to the crisis in Yemen shows the hypocrisy at the heart of Western foreign policy

29 November 2018 85 000 children have died of starvation since the Saudi-led bombardment began, reports Andrew Smith

The deadly dangers of the ‘special relationship’

12 July 2018 The ties which bind the 'special relationship' between the UK and the US are a toxic mix of militarism and free trade. By Andrew Smith

We went to an arms company AGM. Here’s how they justify profiting from war.

16 May 2018 BAE Systems weapons have been involved in countless atrocities - and we saw board members doing rhetorical backflips to avoid accountability, writes Andrew Smith from Campaign Against Arms Trade.

Three years into the war in Yemen, the UK has blood on its hands

26 March 2018 The government continues to provide Saudi Arabia with the weapons it uses to kill thousands of Yemeni people. By Andrew Smith from Campaign Against Arms Trade

Six things you need to know about the UK arms trade

15 January 2018 Andrew Smith from Campaign Against the Arms Trade gives the run-down on one of the UK's most profitable - and most deadly - industries.

Disarming DSEI

25 August 2015 Andrew Smith writes about the campaign against London’s biennial arms fair and ending the worldwide arms trade

Selling repression around the world

24 March 2015 Andrew Smith and Matthew Burnett-Stuart focus on the UK's role, and that of UK arms companies, in promoting tear gas and weapons for state repression around the world.

Museums exist to serve the public, not the arms trade

24 December 2014 Our most famous museums and attractions are giving practical support and a veneer of legitimacy to the arms industry, writes Andrew Smith

The arms trade must be kept out of Remembrance Day

5 November 2014 Andrew Smith and Matthew Burnett-Stuart from Campaign Against Arms Trade look at the role of arms companies in World War One and how they are trying to exploit Remembrance Day.

UK must end all arms sales to Hong Kong

2 October 2014 Following the attempted suppression of protests in Hong Kong, writer and researcher Nicholas Gilby and Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) consider the UK's involvement in the violence and call for an end all arms sales to Hong Kong.

Resisting the UK’s political and military support for Israel

3 August 2014 Andrew Smith, from Campaigns Against Arms Trade, explains how the UK are arming Israel

Keep water cannons off the streets of London

12 June 2014 Water cannons are weapons, writes Andrew Smith – they should have no place in the capital

The EU’s arms traders are ignoring human rights for short-term profits

25 March 2014 Andrew Smith looks at the hypocrisy of European arms sales to the Middle East and Africa