Conventional Defense

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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.

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Research and Analysis

January 10, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

International arms sales represent an enduring and prominent feature of American foreign policy. The United States sells or licenses the sale of weapons to other governments to advance its foreign policy, security, and economic interests.

November 6, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl , EXPERT: Shannon Dick

In February, President Donald Trump identified human trafficking as a key issue of concern for U.S. domestic and foreign policies, and stated that his administration would make it a priority to stop the epidemic.

October 31, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) seeks to promote cooperation, transparency, and responsible action in the international arms trade.

October 13, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

Although a comprehensive US drone policy has yet to be developed, President Trump’s approach to drone export and use is coming into focus. In short, the Trump administration seems intent on undoing many of the policies, procedures, and restraints put in place by the Obama administration.

September 21, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

By Rachel Stohl

September 13, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1540 (2004) are two seemingly separate but interrelated regimes that impose important security obligations on Member States.

August 31, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

This ATT-BAP report examines the challenges and obstacles to ATT reporting and identifies good practice and opportunities to support ATT reporting efforts. The report is divided into six sections. Section one describes the methodology for assessing States’ reporting experiences.

July 20, 2017

By Eli Enos and Rachel Stohl

June 30, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl , EXPERT: Shannon Dick

The Donald Trump administration released the annual Trafficking in Persons Report this week, which includes the list of governments known to use or support the use of child soldiers and thus which may be prohibited from receiving

June 26, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

By Rachel Stohl

June 6, 2017 | EXPERT: Shannon Dick

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or what are more commonly referred to as drones, have become a key component of U.S. counterterrorism policy. Under the Obama administration, armed drones were used to strike terrorist targets in a number of theaters, both within and outside of active combat zones.

May 31, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was adopted in 2013 with the purpose of establishing common international standards to regulate the international trade in conventional arms and to prevent and eradicate their diversion into the illicit trade.

May 31, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) aims to promote cooperation, transparency, and responsibility in the international arms trade. Implementation and universalization of the ATT remain core objectives for States Parties and the ATT Secretariat. However, implementation of the ATT varies across regions.
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