Arms Control

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 06:46
Islamist militant group Boko Haram has released photos apparently showing a rocket-making factory in north-eastern Nigeria. The photos seem to indicate that members of the group have the technical know-how to manufacture weapons.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 06:22
A recent report reveals 60 percent of all confiscated weapons in Mexico are seized in the three states of Tamaulipas, Guerrero, and Jalisco, with 7 out of 10 weapons confiscated coming from the United States.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 06:10
An officer in El Salvador’s army has been arrested for selling firearms to an alleged gang member, highlighting how the country’s military is fueling a widespread illegal market for weapons.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 06:28
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), the United States Embassy of Tajikistan, and the Government of the Tajikistan announced on October 7 the commissioning of two secure vehicles that will be used to transport radiological materials as part of a broader cooperative effort to help combat nuclear and radiological terrorism in Tajikistan and around the world.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 06:03
The demand for illicit weapons in El Salvador has surged to such an extent that it has impacted the black market in neighboring Guatemala. Raul Mijango, perhaps the last supporter of a dialogue between the government and gangs as a tool for stopping the rising violence in El Salvador, has stepped aside.
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 06:23
The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard Nixon was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. In the early 1970s, the Shah, sitting atop an enormous reserve of increasingly expensive oil and a key figure in Nixon and Kissinger’s move into the Middle East, wanted to be dealt with as a serious person.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 07:25
Pentagon-trained rebels in Syria are reported to have betrayed their American backers and handed their weapons over to al-Qaeda in Syria immediately after re-entering the country.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 07:19

At its core, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) – the first international legally-binding treaty to regulate the international transfer of conventional arms – is about transparency of what has traditionally been an opaque and secretive trade. The first ATT Conference of States Parties (CSP) held in Cancun, Mexico from August 24-27, however, neglected to adopt any rules governing the reporting requirements of the ATT.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 06:24
US arms were delivered to Iraq to help combat the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group, despite fears that the weapons could inadvertently land in the hands of extremists. That appears to be exactly what happened, as new video depicts IS fighters training with American-made M16 assault rifles.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 07:11
Today is day two of the first ever three day conference of the parties to the Arms Trade Treaty