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

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

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