Managing the Arms Trade

Conventional Defense

Managing the Arms Trade

Stimson's Managing the Arms Trade program 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

July 20, 2017

By Eli Enos and Rachel Stohl

June 26, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

By Rachel Stohl

February 6, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of 2017 Presidential Inbox — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the Trump administration faces during its first 100 days in office. 

September 30, 2016 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

Burkina Faso, a small West African country that most Americans have never heard of and that saw a popular uprising in 2014 and attempted coup a year later, has received more than $4 million in the past 10 years to help professionalize its military. However, even with consistent U.S.
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