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Report 15: Spanish Arms exports 2002-2011

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Portada informe 15 casSpanish Arms exports 2002-2011

En 2011, España se ha situado en la octava posición en el ranking mundial de países exportadores de armamento, alcanzando el 3% del total mundial de exportaciones y el 1,15% de la balanza comercial española. Cada día España exporta más de 6 millones de euros en armas, muchas de ellas a países en conflicto armado o donde se violan los derechos humanos.

Authors: Tica Font, Eduardo Melero and Camino Simarro.

You can download the report here in English, Spanish or Catalan.

Análisis del comercio exterior español de material de defensa y de doble uso. Primer semestre de 2012

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The Center of Studies for Peace JM Delàs presents the analysis on the Spanish Arms trade in the first semester of 2012

In which reveals that 16 of every 100€ of Spanish arms exports come form 31 countries in a situation of tension or conflict. Over a total 998 authorized license, only 9 were denied the 0.9%. The control polices of the exports of defense material, other material, products and technologies duel use are shown as uneducated and insufficient. 

Author: Jordi Calvo Rufanges.

You can download the report here in Spanish. Soon in English and Catalan.

La política de exportaciones de armamento de los países de la Unión europea a África (2002-2010)

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La política de exportaciones de armamento de los países de la Unión europea a África (2002-2010). Especial consideración a las exportaciones españolas

The exports to Africa represent 7% of the total arms trade in the European Union and 6% in Spain. The countries of the EU prefer to maintain their trade partnerships in the subject to apply strict criterion to protect the human rights and conflict prevention or encouragement of sustainable development. That is how the export to Angola, Algeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda. In other words, exporting countries have made their priority to economic, social, commercial and industrial interest.

This study the result of the call of aid to the research RIP 2010.

Author: Eduardo Melero.

You can download the report here in Spanish. Soon in English and Catalan.

Report 14: Truth and lies in the 2013 Spanish military budget

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Portada informe 13 casTruth and lies in the 2013 Spanish military budget

Military expenditure hinders the growth of the productive economy. To move from a defence economy to a productive economy, Spain must initiate troop reduction programs and a workforce adjustment plan, as some European states around us have already done.

Author: Pere Ortega

You can download the report here in English, Spanish or Catalan.

Report 13: Piracy in Somalia: An excuse or a geopolitical opportunity?

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portada informe somalia catPiracy in Somalia: An excuse or a geopolitical opportunity? A different look at the Spanish and international military participation against piracy

Much has been said in the media of the damage that piracy off the coast of Somalia has caused to the Spanish tuna fishing fleet. And, therefore, of the need for Spain to participate actively in Atalanta, the EU anti-piracy operation. The purpose of this report is to question this need and, even more, the foreign interference in the area.

Authors: Loretta P. Martín, Teresa de Fortuny and Xavier Bohigas.


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Las operaciones militares de España en el exterior

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Las operaciones militares de España en el exterior

Desde el año 1989, el ejército español ha participado en más de sesenta operaciones en el exterior. La investigación realiza un estudio desde un punto de vista pacifista y crítico de estas operaciones. Se ha analizado el marco general de las operaciones militares en el exterior y se han analizado en profundidad las intervenciones en Afganistán, Líbano, Somalia y Haití.

Este estudio es fruto de la convocatoria de ayudas a la investigación RICIP 2009, concretamente corresponde con el proyecto de investigación Les missions militars d’Espanya a l’exterior (2009 RICIP 00008).

Author: Eduardo Melero.

You can download the report here in Spanish. Soon in English and Catalan.

Report: Inversiones que son la bomba

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portada informebanca2Inversiones que son la bomba. Negocios de la banca con empresas españolas de armamento.

The report finds 42 entities with financial implication that have given financial support with at least 1.372 million of euros to the Spanish industrial military complex from 2007 to 2011. Highlighted Banks: Bankia, Liberbank, Banco Santander, Caixabank, BBVA, Catalunya Caixa, Banco Popular, Banco Sabadell, Ibercaja and Bankinter.

Authors: Jordi Calvo Rufanges, Joan Farrés and Axel Thamers.

You can download the report here in Spanish. Soon in English and Catalan.

Report 12: The military industrial complex

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This report analyses the most relevant companies that supply weapons to the Ministry of Defense and the existence of industry military oligopoly, which sums-up 75% of the total military budget. The industrial military complex consist of a framework and swivel perta between the military industry, high ranking of the army, politics, and financing groups that benefits from Defense. The report shows how the military industry has increased and created public debt, according to the authors this is an arms race bubble.

Authors: Pere Ortega and Camino Simarro.

You can download the report here in English and Spanish. Soon in Catalan.

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