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Arms Trade News

March 17, 2017

The Arms Trade News highlights recent and forthcoming publications, events, interviews, media commentary, and other resources from Forum on the Arms Trade listed experts.

EXPERT OPINIONS on potential U.S. sale of precision-guided munitions:
Cole Bockenfeld (POMED), Kate Kizer (Yemen Peace Project), William Hartung (Center for International Policy), Natalie Goldring (Georgetown, Acronym), and Jeff Abramson (Arms Control Association)
UPDATED: Major Arm Sales Notifications Tracker
New notifications: $150 million in Hellfire missiles to the United Kingdom, $66 million in XM395 accelerated precision mortar rounds to Singapore

Washington-DC based
Jeff Abramson
Adotei Akwei
Sunjeev Bery
Cole Bockenfeld
Dan Gettinger
Natalie Goldring
Colby Goodman
Lisa Haugaard
Adam Isacson
Sarah Kinosian
Kate Kizer
Lora Lumpe
Daniel Mahanty
Amy Nelson
Josh Ruebner
Todd Ruffner
Alejandro Sanchez
Theo Sitther
Rachel Stohl
    Merrell Wetterwik

U.S. (outisde of DC)
Matthew Bolton
Denise Garcia
William Hartung
Edward J. Laurance
John Lindsay-Poland
Allison Pytlak
Heather Roff

Deepayan Basu Ray
Tobias Bock
Subindra Bogati
Mark Bromley
Martin Butcher
Nils Duquet
Andrew Feinstein
Aude Fleurant
Hector Guerra
Paul Holtom
Erin Hunt
Roy Isbister
Nicholas Marsh
Robert Muggah
Jasmin Nario-Galace
Iain Overton
Robert Perkins
Cedric Poitevin
Laura Spano
Leah Wawro
Wim Zwijnenburg

* Inclusion on the Forum on the Arms Trade expert list does not indicate agreement with or endorsement of the opinions of others.

The Forum of the Arms Trade is pleased to announce the launch of the Emerging Experts program and to welcome Christina Arabia, Shannon Dick, Marta Kosmyna, Danielle Preskitt, Stephen Semler, Nate Smith, and Robert Watson. Open to individuals in the Washington DC area who have expressed an inEmerging Expertsterest in addressing the humanitarian, economic, as well as other implications of arms transfers, security assistance, and weapons use. Emerging experts, generally, will be pursuing a master's or doctorate degree, or will be employed at an early stage in their career. Referrals welcome. Learn more.


READ: "THE BIG SPIN: Corruption and the growth of violent extremism," edited by Leah Wawro, Transparency International Defence and Security, February 2017.

U.S. Arms Exports

READ: "State Department Proposed Firearm Sales Surpass $600 Million," by Christina Arabia, Security Assistance Monitor, March 10, 2017.

Middle East

READ"Hitting Iran Where It Doesn't Hurt: Why US Intervention in Yemen Will Backfire," by Kate Kizer (Yemen Peace Project), Just Security, March 8, 2017.

Global Arms Trade

READ: You can't call for political settlement when you're continuing to arm one side of the conflict ," said Kate Kizer (Yemen Peace Project); William Hartung (Center for International Policy) said that continued arms sales are “not in the interest of Saudi Arabia. They're hemorrhaging resources and losing their reputation" in "Senate Yemen panel: Unbreakabe support for Saudi-led war," Middle East Eye, March 10, 2017  

LISTEN: Voice of Islam radio interview with Allison Pytlak (WILPF) regarding the arms trade in Africa, March 14, starting at the 6:30 mark.

LISTEN: Real News Network interview with Andrew Feinstein (Corruption Watch) on arms sales to the UAE from the U.S. and the UK, March 7, 2017.


Findings from the "THE BIG SPIN" report (see above) has been mentioned in BBC News, BBC Radio, Defense One, The National, Voice of America and others.

In early April, the Forum on the Arms Trade will organize an online poll to recognize exemplary reporting on the arms trade, security assistance and weapons use that was published from January 1 to March 31. We would welcome your suggestions for issue-relevant articles that you have found to be exemplary or a body of work from a journalist, whether he or she is already on the list we're watching. Please email us your nominations before the end of the month.

Upcoming EventShadow Worlds

March 17:  Q&A conversation at a screening of the Shadow World Film,  Cardiff (Wales).

March 17- 18: Andrew Feinstein will be holding a Q&A after the  screenings of the Shadow World Film in Bucharest at the OneWorldRomania Festival. 

Additional upcoming screenings and related lectures in Slovenia (March 19-20), Belgium (March 22-24),Wales (March 23-24), Antwerp (March 26), and Brussels (March 27). Please contact Andrew Feinstein directly for more information.

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