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Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade

Speaker(s): Andrew Feinstein

Recorded on 1 November 2011 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

Pulling back the curtain on the secretive world of the global arms trade, Andrew Feinstein reveals the corruption and the cover-ups behind weapons deals ranging from the largest in history –between the British and Saudi governments – to BAE’s controversial transactions in South Africa, Tanzania and eastern Europe, and the revolving-door relationships that characterise the US Congressional-Military-Industrial Complex.

This event marks the publication of Feinstein’s new book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade.

Andrew Feinstein is the author of After the Party: A Personal and Political Journey Inside the ANC. His journalism has been featured in the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, Prospect, the New York Times, Der Spiegel, the New Statesman and Africa Report. He has recently been an Open Society Institute International Fellow and is the founding co-director of Corruption Watch.