Category Archives: Arms Trade

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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Middle East Arms Trade: Yemen

By Xiaodon Liang On April 3 the New York Times published a news story citing U.S. administration officials that stated the United States had over the past week adopted a new position calling for the departure from office of Ali … Continue reading

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Arab Spring: A Wake Up Call on U.S. Arms Policy

By Jeff Abramson As President Obama openly ponders whether to arm rebels in Libya and the media is reporting that the CIA is already on the ground to potentially support that cause, attention is now focused on Libya. But one … Continue reading

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Update: U.S.-Libya Arms Trade

In a February 3 post, Arms Exporters React to Middle East Unrest , Arms Control Now noted that the United States had not sold military goods to Libya and had maintained a unilateral embargo on arms sales to Col. Gaddafi’s … Continue reading

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Following the ATT debate

By Jeff Abramson (blogging from the UN) Today is the second day of a week of discussion at the UN on creating a legally binding Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). For a number of years, the Arms Control Association has been … Continue reading

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