Category Archives: Arms Trade

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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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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New York Jury Convicts Viktor Bout

By Xiaodon Liang and Daryl G. Kimball After two days of deliberations, a New York jury has convicted Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout on multiple conspiracy charges that could lead to his life imprisonment. Bout was found guilty of conspiring … Continue reading

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Viktor Bout and the Tools Needed to Fight Arms Trafficking

By Xiaodon Liang Next week, the world’s most notorious arms trafficker, Viktor Bout, will go on trial in New York. Bout’s case underscores the urgent need for stronger national and international efforts to curb illicit gun running and conventional arms … Continue reading

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Left Hand Tussles With Right as U.S. Arms Persian Gulf States

By Xiaodon Liang As the Libyan summer gives way to an autumn of uncertainty in the Middle East, memories of the policy inconsistencies brought to light by the Arab Spring have apparently faded entirely from the minds of U.S. arms … Continue reading

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India Nuclear Deal: Dumb and Dumber

By Daryl G. Kimball One of the chief proponents of the disastrous 2008 civil nuclear trade exemption for India, Ashley Tellis, is apparently a bit sour about this week’s announcement from the Indian government that it will pursue the purchase … Continue reading

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Human Rights Report Release: A Moment to Reflect on U.S. Arms Policy

By Jeff Abramson In a live broadcast at 11:30 this morning, the State Department will release its annual human rights report. Among many hopes of what will become of this important yearly assessment, one is that it will spur an … Continue reading

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