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Informe 34: Los despropósitos del Gasto Militar. Análisis del presupuesto de defensa de España de 2017

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Portada Informe34 cast DEFLos despropósitos del Gasto Militar. Análisis del presupuesto de defensa de España de 2017

Después de diez años en continua disminución, el presupuesto del Ministerio de Defensa español ha aumentado un 32% con respecto al de 2016. Este colosal aumento, y las argucias presupuestarias que se han aplicado hasta ahora para ocultar a la opinión pública cuál es el gasto militar real, se analizan en el nuevo informe del Centro Delàs de Estudios por la Paz.

El informe expone también los criterios de recuento de las partidas militares establecidos por el Centro Delàs, que revelan que el gasto militar español actual asciende a 18.776 millones de euros, una cantidad que representa 51,4 millones diarios y un 1,64% del PIB, muy por encima del 1% que señala la ministra de Defensa, María Dolores de Cospedal.

Autor: Pere Ortega

Puedes consultar el resumen ejecutivo en castellano y en catalán, y el informe completo en castellano (próximamente disponible en catalán e inglés). 

Report 33: The weapons bubble and the military industry in Spain. Special Armament Programs

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The weapons bubble and the military industry in Spain. Special Armament Programs

The military industry in Spain is largely fuelled by the demands of the Ministry of Defense, and in particular by the so-called Special Armament Programs – Programas Especiales de Armamentos (PEA). PEA were approved the first time in 1998 and since then, due to the commitments made, generated a major State debt to military industries responsible for manufacturing them, reaching to the date an estimated €15.000 million.

Both the excessive accumulated debt and the public deficit associated with the PEA require a revision of these programs. An analysis that the Centre d’Estudis per la Pau addresses in its last report, together with a detailed picture of the main enterprises that conform the military production oligopoly in Spain.

Author: Pere Ortega

You can download here the executive summary in Spanish and the full report in Spanish. Soon available in English and Catalan.

Informe 32: Armas europeas que alimentan conflictos. Conflictos de los que huyen los refugiados: Análisis de las exportaciones de armas desde la Unión Europea a países en conflicto o tensión con refugiados y desplazados internos 2003-2014

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La llegada a las puertas de Europa de cientos de miles de personas refugiadas sobre todo provenientes de la guerra de Siria, ha introducido en la agenda política y social cuestiones relativas con lo que se debe hacer en cuanto a políticas de acogida, control y vigilancia de fronteras. Sin embargo, no ha habido un debate suficientemente amplio en lo que se refiere a las causas que provocan estos movimientos de población. Este nuevo informe del Centro Delàs analiza el papel que las exportaciones de armas europeas autorizadas y realizadas tienen en las situaciones de conflicto armado y tensión que llevan a millones de personas a huir de sus hogares cada año.

Autores: Jordi Calvo Rufanges (Coord), Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto (Centre Delàs) y Edgard Vega Vargas (Centre Delàs)

Puedes descargar el resumen ejecutivo en castellano, el informe en castellano y en catalán. Próximamente disponible en inglés.

Report 31: The incorporation of women into the Spanish Army. Opacity, sexism and violence

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portada informe31 anglesThe incorporation of women into the Spanish Army. Opacity, sexism and violence

The incorporation of women into the Spanish Army it is formally established as a process of modernization into the Army. In spite of the fact that the official sources refer to this process as a fact of “equality” the reality is very different. Open the door of the army to the women, allow them to obtain the same rights of men or will turn them into other pieces of the militaristic gear?
Question like the sexual violence inside the army, the difficulty in the familiar conciliation or the perpetuity of the patriarchal roles make think about the army as an institution that generates violence inside and out of its rows.

Author: Maria de Lluc Bagur researcher for the Delàs Centre for Peace Studies

You can download the report here in EnglishSpanish and Catalan

Report 30: Gender and military culture. Lives, bodies and social control under war

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In the new report by the Delás Centre it is analysed the relation of mutual dependence among the militarism and the patriarchy one. That is when the militarism penetrates in the society mobilize all the material available resources to the service of the war, included the human resources. The war speech, the devaluation of the value of the life, the construction of “the other one” as enemy or the promotion of certain masculinities can generate increase of the violence and feedback the existing one as mechanism of control on women, children and non-hegemonic sexual and gender identities.

Author: Nora Miralles Crespo, collaborator of the Delàs Centre for Peace Studies

You can download the report here in EnglishCatalan and Spanish

 

Report 29: Spanish arms exports 2006-2015. Spanish weapons used in Middle East conflicts

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portada informe29 anglesSpanish arms exports 2006-2015. Spanish weapons used in Middle East conflicts 

The Delàs Centre publishes a new report on Spanish arms exportations in which it is analyzed the role of Spain in the Middle East conflicts as well as the possible breach of the Spanish and European legislation on the trade of weapon.


In the report three worrying cases are outlined: the special relation with Saudi Arabia, the fact that explosives of the group Maxam were finishing in ISIS's hands, and the armament presence of Spanish manufacture in the war of Yemen.


Authors: Tica Font (ICIP) and Eduardo Melero (Delàs Centre)

You can download the report here in English, Spanish and Catalan

 

 

Report: Border Wars. The arms dealers profiting from the Europe's refugee tragedy

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This new report, published by theTransnational InstituteStop Wapenhandel and Centre Delàs d’estudis per la Pau, reveals how European manufacturers and sellers of weapons benefit from the tragedy of refugees. This report exposes the military and security companies that have profited from the tragedy, winning contracts to provide the equipment to border guards, the surveillance technology to monitor frontiers, and the IT infrastructure to track population movements.The study analyzes how the European policy response to refugees has led to a large increase in the budget that benefits the border security industry, dominated by large companies weapons. The report also points to a growing convergence of interests between European political leaders who seek to militarize the borders and the arms and security industry.

Author: Mark Akkerman
English text editors: Nick Buxton and Wendela de Vries
Spanish translation: Centre Delàs d'Estudis per la Pau

 You can download here the executive summary in English, Spanish and Catalan, and the full report in Spanish

Report 28: Banks investements in weapons

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portada InformeBA2016 anglesBanks investments in weapons, is an update of the financing of nuclear weapons, cluster munitions and major arms companies in the Spanish military industry from 2011 up to 2016.

This new report reveals the funding of 34 arms companies, including the most important in the world, and identifies the financial institutions that conform the 'Armed banking', which compiles 80,000 million euros funding of the arms industry between 2011 and 2016


Authors: Jordi Calvo Rufanges, Michelle Delgado and Ana Fraga

You can download the report here in English,  Spanish and Catalan 

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