Rachel Stohl, a senior associate with the Stimson Center’s
Managing Across Boundaries initiatives who specializes in international arms
trade, emphasized the need for programs like iTrace. Such tools – and
preventive measures – can be used to reduce the likelihood of another conflict
like Libya, wherein non-state actors were supplied with large quantities of
weapons that were then transferred outside the country and into hostile hands.
“We need to get a handle on conflict zones as operations
end,” Stohl said. “Particularly in countries like Libya where weapons are left
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