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About Celia McKeon

Celia McKeon is a participant in the Ammerdown Group, which aims to promote debate about the problems with the UK’s current approach to security, and build support for possible alternative approaches. She was previously assistant trust secretary at the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. Follow her @Celia_McKeon or keep up to date with the Ammerdown Group at @securityrethink

Articles by Celia McKeon

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Uncomfortable assumptions about security: the UK vote on support for Saudi Arabia

Pervasive and problematic assumptions about the UK’s security lie at the heart of parliament’s recent decision to continue to support Saudi Arabia, despite accusations of war crimes in Yemen.

Stop Trump – definitely! But then what?

Resisting Trump should involve asking the UK government to reconsider its approach to global security alliances.

UK National Security Strategy: security for whom?

To make real progress on tackling insecurity, there needs to be far greater commitment by the British government to addressing its causes, and not just its symptoms.

Reimagining security

Does security mean defence: tanks and barbed-wire fences? Or can it mean building relationships, confronting inequalities and recognising each other's humanity?

A story of moral abandon

Nonviolent power is quickly forgotten when the tried, tested and endlessly catastrophic option of violence re-presents itself to Western powers. Nonviolence is what we applaud. Violence is what we do

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