The Forum on the Arms Trade is an information clearinghouse, forum, and point of contact for strengthening efforts to address the economic, humanitarian and security implications of legal, illicit, and illegal arms transfers. Focused primarily on U.S. arms transfers and security assistance, the Forum is a professional network of civil society experts working on arms control, development, human rights and related topics. Based in 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 and best contacts.
William Hartung, "From Iraq to Egypt to Yemen, Growing Dangers of Runaway U.S. Arms Trafficking," Huffington Post, August 26
Iain Overton (editor), "Patterns of Harm: Five years of explosive violence 2011-2015," Action on Armed Violence, August 2
Rachel Stohl +, "Two Options for South Sudan," Foreign Affairs, July 27
Rachel Stohl +, "Child solders in South Sudan: President Obama's last chance to help," The Hill, July 27
William Hartung, "There's No Business Like the Arms Business," TomDispatch.com, July 26
Rachel Stohl +, "The Feds Just Put the US Back in the Global Drone Race," Wired, July 17
Colby Goodman, "Burning Issues: The Arms Trade As A Foreign Policy Tool" (video), July 13 - below.
Jeff Abramson, "Time to Ban Cluster Munitions Transfers, Rethink Approach to Treaty," Arms Control Association, July 13.
Robert Muggah, "Stop Enabling Latin America's Gun Addiction," Americas Quarterly, July 2016
Rachel Stohl, "Halfway to Transparency on Drone Strikes," Breaking Defense, July 12
Jeff Abramson, "States Link Efforts to Curb Arms Flows," Arms Control Today, July/Aug 2016.
Mark Bromely, "Brexit and export controls: Entering uncharted waters," SIPRI, July 1.
Nils Duquet (+),"Armed to kill: An exploratory analysis of the guns used in public mass shootings in Europe," Flemish Peace Institute, June 2016.
Robert Muggah, 'Facebook deveria ser proativo no bloqueio de páginas', diz pesquisador canadense, June 19
Rachel Stohl, "It's time for transparency in the US lethal drone program," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, June 16
Natalie Goldring, "First Thoughts on Ways Forward After BMS6" Small Arms Monitor, Reaching Critical Will, June 13.
Mark Bromely, "The UN’s small arms and light weapons control agenda takes a (very) small step forward," SIPRI, June 13.
Natalie Goldring, "The Programme of Action, the Arms Trade Treaty, and the UN Register of Conventional Arms: Seeking Synergy and Overcoming Challenges" IANSA briefing paper, June.
Robert Muggah, "Latin America's Fatal Gun Addiction," Foreign Affairs, May 27.
Visit the archive of past publications featuring Forum on the Arms Trade-listed experts.
US notifies Congress of potential sales of tanks and other major weapons (Aug. 9). Case in the UK allowed to proceed challenging exports to Saudi Arabia. Vote in the US to bar cluster munition transfers narrowly loses. See page.
Examining official transparency reporting, where it struggles, and the important role civil society often plays.
June 7 - If you really care about sustainable development, you better think about defense by Tobias Bock and Hilary Hurd
June 3 - Improving Transparency and Seeking Control over the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons by Natalie Goldring
May 23 - The ATT and Transparency by Rachel Stohl and Paul Holtom
May 17 - Declining transparency in reporting on arms trade and military spending: some observations by Aude Fleurant and team
May 13 - Progress and Gaps in Security Assistance Transparency by Colby Goodman
April 28 - Deadline Approaches on Landmine and Cluster Munition Reporting by Jeff Abramson