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The Week Ahead Sept. 30-Oct. 4: Iran diplomacy and Syria CW inspections

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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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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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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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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