Arms Trade

Global Governance & International Regimes

The threat of nuclear and conventional war makes increased dialogue between states and cooperative measures to reduce arms a critical pillar of modern security. Stimson experts promote greater dialogue and understanding between actors to reduce arms and increase stability.

 

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Current Research

November 7, 2019 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl , EXPERT: Shannon Dick

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

April 23, 2019 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

***This this a three-part essay originally published in Arms Control Wonk and combined into a single piece*** READ MORE

September 12, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

June 14, 2018 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

By Sameer Lalwani   While Sino-Indian friction will continue, relations have improved from last year’s low, and a border standoff seems unlikely for three reasons: learning, national self-interest, and drifting U.S.-India relations. READ MORE

October 31, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

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

September 21, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

By Rachel Stohl READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

July 20, 2017

By Eli Enos and Rachel Stohl READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

April 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl , EXPERT: Shannon Dick

Three months into the Trump administration and President Trump has used arms sales to support security priorities and demonstrate a commitment to industry. Yet it remains unclear how and to what extent arms sales will be used as a tool of Trump’s foreign and defense policies. READ MORE

April 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl , EXPERT: Shannon Dick

April 24, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

Last week, a bipartisan group of congressmen sent a letter requesting the Trump administration approve sales of Reaper drones to Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. If the sale goes forward, certain conditions will be necessary to ensure U.S. interests are achieved. READ MORE

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