Features in issue 2452

Iraq war emboldens Bush space plans

by Bruce Gagnon

Where will the future arms trade profits be found? And who will be making a killing (again)? Bruce Gagnon looks at the development of space-based weapons.

DSEi: the tip of the subsidy iceberg

by Paul Ingram

Paul Ingram unravels the economic subsidies made in support of the British arms trade.

Holding up development: the effects of small arms and light weapons in developing countries

by Robert Muggah

With the first UN Biennial Meeting of States to discuss the UN's programme of action on small arms and light weapons having taken place in New York between 7 and 11 July 2003,this special feature by Robert Muggah considers some of the relationships between small arms misuse and development - and what the development community is, or isn't, doing about it.

Daily living with terror

by Saswati Roy

The impact of small arms on communities takes many forms, from involvement in illegal production and trafficking as a means ofeconomic survival, to fuelling existing conflicts and creating a violent gun culture, where local disputes are invariably "resolved" using guns. Saswati Roy reports from India.