Category Archives: Conventional Weapons

U.S. Pledge Not to Produce Landmines Positive, But Falls Short: It Is Time to Accede to Mine Ban Treaty

Statement of Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director Today, on the final day of the Third Review Conference of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty in Maputo, Mozambique, the United States formally announced that it will not produce or acquire any new … Continue reading

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Week Ahead Feb. 17-21: Iran Nuclear Talks Resume; OPCW Meets on Syria; Will the U.S. Join Mine Ban Treaty?

This bulletin highlights significant events in the world of arms control in the coming days, as compiled by staff and friends of the Arms Control Association. For more news and analysis on these and other weapons-related security issues, consider subscribing … Continue reading

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Experts Urge President Obama to Conclude Landmine Policy Review and Join the Mine Ban Treaty

By Ashley Luer It has been more than a year since the White House announced that it would “soon” be releasing the results of a U.S. Landmine Policy review that was launched early in President Obama’s first term in office. … Continue reading

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Who Will Be the 2013 Arms Control Person of the Year? Vote Now.

Okay folks. It is that time of the year. The sun is low in the northern hemisphere; holiday-driven shopping is in full swing; Congress has finally left Washington DC at peace; you are drinking more eggnog than you should; NORAD … Continue reading

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ACA Welcomes U.S. Decision to Sign Arms Trade Treaty

By Daryl G. Kimball News reports published today citing senior U.S. officials indicate that the Obama administration will make the United States a signatory to the Arms Trade Treaty, which was concluded in negotiations earlier this year and approved by … Continue reading

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The Week Ahead, Sept. 21-28: Obama, Rouhani at the UN; Iran Meets IAEA; Syria Resolution

This bulletin highlights significant events in the world of arms control in the coming week, as compiled by staff and friends of the Arms Control Association. (Send your suggestions for events to be covered here.) – Jefferson Morley, Senior Editorial Consultant, Arms Control Today … Continue reading

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U.S. Signature Needed to Advance Global Arms Trade Treaty

By Daryl G. Kimball   On Monday June 3, leaders from dozens of states will gather at the United Nations in New York to sign the new Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT will—for the first time— establish common international … Continue reading

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Film Focuses on Illicit Weapons Trade and the Need for an Arms Trade Treaty

By Wyatt Hoffman A newly released video called “A Short Film About Guns” underscores the need for an effective Arms Trade Treaty to reduce the illegal flow of weapons to conflicts across the world.  Director Minos Papas partnered with the … Continue reading

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The Global Arms Trade Is Just Bananas: Time to Negotiate A Robust ATT

By Daryl G. Kimball The ongoing conflict in Syria–like recent wars in Sudan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Congo–underscores the urgent necessity of common-sense rules to prevent the international transfer of weapons, particularly when it is determined there is a substantial … Continue reading

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CCW Review Conference Fails to Reach Consensus on Weak Cluster Munitions Protocol

By Daryl G. Kimball Today in Geneva, delegations from over 100 nations ended a two week-long Review Conference on the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) without reaching agreement on a controversial proposal backed by the United States that would … Continue reading

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