Arms Control

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 07:11
Reported seizures of firearms in Colombia and Mexico far outstrip those of war-torn Iraq, according to a new United Nations report, a reflection of the huge demand for illicit weapons among organized crime syndicates in Latin America.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 06:09
The bristling array of armaments underlined how military competition had overtaken diplomacy in East-West relations.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 08:04

The Assad regime continues its chemical weapon strikes, despite Obama Administration claims to have destroyed its illegal stockpile. Assad denies having any chemical weapons, while his forces brazenly gas men, women, and children.  This hearing will highlight these horrific attacks and what can be done to protect vulnerable Syrian civilians. The Committee will hear chilling accounts, including from brave responders working to save the lives of those targeted by the Assad regime.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 06:32
Sudan has been supplying weapons to South Sudanese rebels, according to a report by Conflict Armament Research (CAR). Meanwhile, in northern Kenya, Sudanese guns have been found among pastoralists.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 07:15
The Colombian military, with the help of FARC guerrillas, has begun clearing landmines in a small town in the north of the country where the number of explosives exceed the number of inhabitants.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 06:44
African countries along with China, Russia and Venezuela refused on Friday to back a UN resolution on curbing the spread of small arms, but it was still adopted after much wrangling.
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 15:06
While the U.S. government has some of the most comprehensive laws and regulations controlling arms exports, this briefing paper shows that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is missing some key controls to prevent the use of intermediaries with problematic backgrounds, particularly when DoD employs one of its new congressionally approved authorities to train and equip foreign security forces.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 05:55
Ukraine wants a nuclear missile shield, according to the country’s security chief, something that would almost certainly provoke an aggressive response from Russia.
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 12:19
The Ambassador discussed three essential issues at a Security Council Open Debate on Small Arms/Light Weapons: the scope of the small arms and light weapons problem and the violence that results; the importance of stockpile security and management; and what we need to do to disrupt supply routes.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 07:29
Contrary to popular perceptions, the current conflict is not driven by ethnic hatred between the Dinka and Nuer but rather by the leaders’ willingness to politicise their power struggle along these ethnic lines. The author discusses how the continued calls for an arms embargo can paradoxically become a big step back in resolving the conflict.