Conventional Defense

Conventional Defense

The Conventional Defense program engages governments, the private sector, and civil society to promote effective policies that mitigate the consequences of illegal or irresponsible arms transfers while ensuring that legitimate trade is not impeded. The Conventional Defense program is part of the Managing Across Boundaries initiative.


Research and Analysis

April 30, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

After months of anticipation, the Trump administration recently released a 

February 12, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl , EXPERT: Shannon Dick

The United States military is finding itself on the ground-conflict zones across the globe, including in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria. As the United States expands its footprint around the world, U.S. soldiers may increasingly come into contact with child soldiers.

February 1, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

“Buy America” will reportedly soon apply to arms sales in a bigger way, as the Trump administration orders U.S.

January 31, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

The Trump administration, according to recent 
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