Technology & Trade

Arms Trafficking in the Americas

Illicit trafficking in conventional weapons is a global phenomenon that has an outsized impact on security and stability in countries around the world. Often, these weapons are diverted from legal markets into illicit networks to malicious ends. Join the Stimson Center on May 14 at 1-2 pm EST for a discussion on the mechanics and challenges of illicit arms trafficking with a focus on Mexico and Central America. The event will be simultaneously interpreted into Spanish.

El tráfico ilícito de armas convencionales es un fenómeno global que tiene un gran impacto en la seguridad y estabilidad de los países. Con frecuencia, estas armas se desvían del mercado legal a redes ilícitas y son utilizadas con fines criminales. El Stimson Center te invita a unirte a una discusión sobre los mecanismo y retos del tráfico ilícito de armas con un enfoque en México y Centro-América. El evento será simultáneamente traducido al español.


  • William F. Kullman, Retired U.S. ATF/Independent Consultant
  • Kristen Rand, Legislative Director, Violence Policy Center (On the phone)
  • Matt Schroeder, Senior Researcher, Small Arms Survey
  • Rachel Stohl, Vice President, Stimson Center
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