Author Archives: Jeff Abramson

About Jeff Abramson

Deputy Director, Arms Control Association

Export Control Reform: Grading the Obama Administration’s Conventional Arms Control Record

By Jeff Abramson This administration has launched an aggressive and comprehensive review of U.S. export control policy, which is no small task. With multiple bureaucracies playing a role in deciding what U.S. military and dual-use goods and services can be … Continue reading

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Arms Trade/Sales: Grading the Obama Administration’s Conventional Arms Control Record

By Jeff Abramson Today, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro will be in India to attend one of the world’s largest arms shows in order “to increase significantly the volume and technological sophistication of U.S. … Continue reading

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Arms Trade Treaty: Grading the Obama Administration’s Conventional Arms Control Record

By Jeff Abramson At the end of this month, delegates will meet again at the United Nations to continue work on a legally binding accord to regulate the conventional arms trade. As we launch a week of assessing the Obama … Continue reading

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Next Week: Grading the Obama Administration’s Conventional Arms Control Record

By Jeff Abramson With news out of Egypt that U.S. manufactured goods are being used to suppress protests, an administration overhauling its export control system, and notifications to Congress in 2010 of record-breaking potential arms sales (including more than $60 … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Campaigns Underway for Arms Control Person(s) of the Year?

As three days of voting near their conclusion, exit polls indicate that  two nominees are currently leading the field in the hotly contest Arms Control Person(s) of the Year competition. Last year’s winner, Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind), nominated this year … Continue reading

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Conflicting Messages: The Arms Trade Treaty and Export Control Reform

A recognized global leader in both arms trade and export control, the United States has committed to seeking a robust international arms trade treaty. Washington is undertaking this effort in part to raise global norms for the trade in conventional … Continue reading

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Seeking Nominations: Arms Control Person(s) of the Year

By Jeff Abramson The Arms Control Association seeks nominations for its annual Arms Control Person(s) of the Year competition. Past winners include: Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) (2009), Norway’s Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and his ministry’s Director-General for Security Policy … Continue reading

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