Tag Archives: Conventional Arms

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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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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Russia Approves New START–Now What?

By Tom Z. Collina New START is reaching the finish line.  After three votes in Russia’s lower house of parliament, or Duma, Russia’s upper house, the Federation Council, gave unanimous final approval today.  The U.S. Senate approved New START on … Continue reading

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GAO Report on U.S. Arms Sales, 2005-2009

A recently released GAO report highlights the value of U.S. arms sales, either by the U.S. government or licensed private companies, between 2005-2009, as well as some problems with the current U.S. system for reporting arms sales. In one oversight … Continue reading

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Convention on Cluster Munitions Enters into Force without U.S. Signature

By ACA Intern Valerie Pacer The Convention on Cluster Munitions entered into force on August 1, 2010 with thirty-eight ratifications and one hundred and eight signatories. The United States, Russia, China, India, Brazil are just some of the many states … Continue reading

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The Mine Ban Treaty: A Treaty to Join

By ACA Intern Valerie Pacer The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (also known as the Mine Ban Treaty and the Ottawa Convention), enjoys widespread international support.  One hundred and fifty-six … Continue reading

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