Managing the Arms Trade

Conventional Defense

Managing the Arms Trade

Stimson's Managing the Arms Trade project examines the complex global issue of responsible transfer and use of conventional arms. From small arms to unmanned aerial vehicles, managing how conventional arms are transferred or employed is vital in determining the course of global conflicts, civil wars, regional disputes, economic development, and humanitarian and human rights challenges.


Research and Analysis

December 14, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

Five years ago, governments from around the world adopted the first legally-binding treaty to regulate the international transfer of conventional weapons in order to bring greater transparency and responsibility to the global arms trade.

September 12, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

October 31, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

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

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.
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