The Forum on the Arms Trade is a network of civil society experts and a point of contact for strengthening public efforts to address the humanitarian, economic and other implications of arms transfers, security assistance, and weapons use. Managed from Washington DC, the Forum provides a venue for bringing its community's wide-ranging expertise together to amplify and strengthen its work, while also offering government and media members a one-stop resource for the latest information, analysis, and best contacts. Forum-listed experts are located around the world and work on diverse topics including human rights, development, arms control, humanitarian disarmament, cybersecurity, arms and the environment, anti-corruption, and related fields.
Rachel Stohl, "As Civilian Casualties Mount in Yemen, US Senate Puts Trump Arms Sales on Notice," Stimson Center, June 14.
Danielle Preskitt (emerging expert), "Peace in Nigeria Requires a Commitment to Ground Forces," Diplomatic Courier, June 13.
Adotei Akwei +, "Congress' Chance to Oppose the The Saudi $110 Billion Dollar Arms Deal," Amnesty International USA, June 12.
Kate Kizer, "Want to Reduce Iran's and al-Qaeda's Sway in Yemen? End the War," Defense One, June 9.
Shannon Dick (emerging expert), "Evaluating the US Drone Program in a Just War Context," Georgetown Security Studies Review, June.
Jeff Abramson, "Fight Brewing on Saudi Arms Sales," Arms Control Today, June.
Nicholas Marsh, "Brothers Came Back with Weapons: The Effects of Arms Proliferation from Libya," PRISM, May.
Samuel Perlo-Freeman, "A Compendium of Arms Trade Corruption," World Peace Foundation, May.
Iain Overton (editor), "Understanding the Regional and Transnational Networks that Facilitate IED Use," Action on Armed Violence, May 30.
Samuel Perlo-Freeman, "Trump fuels Middle East flames," World Peace Foundation, May 26.
William Hartung, "There's Less Than Meets the Eye in Trump's Saudi Arms Deal," DefenseOne, May 22.
Jeff Abramson, "Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Should be Rejected," Issue brief, Arms Control Association, May 18
William Hartung, "What Trump should not do when he meets the Saudis," CNN, May 17.
Iain Overton (editor), "Explosive Truths: Monitoring explosive violence in 2016," Action on Armed Violence, May 15.
William Hartung, "We Are Spending a Trillion on War and We Need to Own Up to It," The Nation, May 9.
Colby Goodman +, "US Foreign Military Training Reached Record Highs in 2015: Trend Report May 2017," Security Assistance Monitor, May 4.
Iain Overton (editor), "Understanding the rising cult of the suicide bomber," Action on Armed Violence, released May 4.
Danielle Preskitt (emerging expert), "U.S. Unblocks Bahrain F-16s Sale," Arms Control Today, May 2017.
Danielle Preskitt (emerging expert), "Anti-Landmine Efforts Draw Funding," Arms Control Today, May 2017.
Robert Muggah +, "Why A 'Great Wall' Won't Stop The Cross-Border Gun Trade," Americas Quarterly, April 27.
Aude Fleurant (and team), "Trends in World Military Expenditures, 2016," SIPRI Fact Sheet, April 24.
William Hartung, "US pressure on Saudis can help promote peace in Yemen," The Hill, April 20.
Robert Perkins, "Two Years of War in Yemen: Two Years of Suffering, Two Years of Continued Arm Sales," Control Arms Blog, April 20.
Robert Muggah +, "The Trouble with Brazil's Expanding Arms Trade'', Defense One, April 18.
Jeremy Ravinsky (emerging expert), "Child Soldiers," New York Times, April 17.
Rachel Stohl, "Trump Drone Policy Taking Shape," Cipher Brief, April 9.
Jeff Abramson, "U.S. Eyes Resuming Arms Sales," Arms Control Today, April 2017.
Danielle Preskitt (emerging expert) with Jeff Abramson, "Cluster Munitions Used in Syria, Yemen," Arms Control Today, April 2017.
Iain Overton (editor), "The Refugee Explosion," Action on Armed Violence, April 2.
Visit the archive of past publications featuring Forum on the Arms Trade-listed experts.
Expert Commentary - U.S. Senate Vote on PGM Sale
47 Senators attempt to block sale of precision guided munitions in narrow vote June 13. See expert commentary.
Resource - US-Saudi Arms Sales ($110 Billion Proposed)
Trump announces $110 billion arms deals with Saudi Arabia on May 20, many details of which are unclear. On May 25, Senators Paul, Murphy and Franken introduced legislation (S.J. Res 42) to block the precision-guided munition direct commercial sale that was notified to Congress. Six Representatives introduced the same legislation in the House (H.J. Res 102). Humanitarian crisis worsening in Yemen. Go to resource page.
New FMS notifications: June 2 and 5 - Saudi Arabia $662 million for radars and related support (June 5) and $750 million for Air Force training (Jun 2) pushes annual total to more than $10.5 billion (all countries).
Resource - Expert Opinion: F-16s to Bahrain
First 100 Days Blog Series
Experts analyze the first 100 days of the new U.S. presidential administration.
Aaron Mehta recognized for exemplary reporting
See the press release: here.