RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of 2020 Presidential Inbox — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the next administration faces. READ MORE

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is the first legally binding international agreement to regulate the global trade in conventional arms by establishing common international standards for countries to incorporate into their national transfer control systems. U.S. READ MORE

President Trump announced on Friday — during a speech that pandered to special-interest groups and was symbolic of his administration’s disdain for multilateral agreements — that the United States would “unsign” the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a landmark agreement that regulates the international tr READ MORE

In a fiery speech at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association on Friday, President Trump announced that the United States would “unsign” the Arms Trade Treaty, or ATT. READ MORE

December 14, 2018 | Issue Brief

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. READ MORE

September 12, 2018 | Stimson Spotlight
August 23, 2018 | Report

Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly referred to as drones, have become a mainstay of military operations around the world. Yet with their unique characteristics, drones present several challenges. READ MORE

By Rachel Stohl, Shannon Dick, and Cassandra Cronin READ MORE

Drones have become a mainstay of U.S. counterterrorism operations and national security policy writ large. READ MORE

The first year of the Trump administration demonstrated President Trump’s willingness to continue to rely on armed drones to conduct U.S. military and counterterrorism operations, though key questions remain about the administration’s approach to and reported revisions of U.S. drone policy. READ MORE

After months of anticipation, the Trump administration recently released a  READ MORE

The inaugural Forum on the Arms Trade annual conference, "Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade," is a half-day event that will take place at the Stimson Center on May 22, 2018. Join a member of Congress, current and recent government officials, investigative reporte READ MORE

February 12, 2018 | Opinion | The National Interest

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. READ MORE