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 OPINIONSon possible F-16 sales to Bahrain without human rights preconditions: Cole Bockenfeld (POMED), Sunjeev Bery (Amnesty USA), Rachel Stohl (Stimson), William Hartung (CIP), Iain Overton (AOAV), Natalie Goldring (Georgetown, Acronym).
EVENT: Corruption, Jobs, and the Arms Trade Indefensible Book Launch and Panel Discussion April 5 9:30-11:00 AM (breakfast at 9:00AM)
Panelists: Bridget Conley, William Hartung, Sarah Chayes, Mark Thompson Co-hosted by Open Society Foundations, World Peace Foundation, and the Forum on the Arms Trade
U.S. (outisde of DC)
Edward J. Laurance
Deepayan Basu Ray
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PUBLICATIONS and RESOURCES
Arms Trade Treaty
LEARN: "Small Arms, Light Weight Weapons, and the Arms Treaty," by Nils Duquet (Flemish Peace Institute), EU Nonproliferation Consortium, March 2017. (Free)
READ: "How to Use the Arms Trade Treaty to Address Armed Violence in Pastoralist Communities," by Matthew Bolton (Pace University), Control Arms and Pace University, March 2017.
READ: "ATT-related activities in Latin America and the Carribean: identifying gaps and improving coordination," by Mark Bromley (co-author), SIPRI, February 2017.
READ: "Want to Make Budget Cuts? Start Here," by William Hartung (Center for International Policy), New York Times, March 17.
READ: "The Refugee Explosion," edited by Iain Overton, Action on Armed Violence, April 2.
READ: Three Part Report on Domestic Drones, by Dan Gettinger and colleagues, Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College, March 2017.
-Part One: "Local and state drone laws"
-Part Two: "First responder drones" (Parts 2 and 3- released over next 2 weeks)
-Part Three: "Criminal drones"
READ: "Guns kill about 40,000 Brazilians every year. Some lawmakers think more guns will make the country safer," by Robert Muggah (co-author), PRI, March 29.
READ:"Latin America's Murder Epidemic,"by Robert Muggah (co-author), Foreign Affairs, March 22.
EVENTS and PRESENTATIONS
April 3: "National Bird" screening and panel discussion, with Dan Gettinger (Center for the Study of the Drone), watch online
April 5: Corruption, Jobs, and the Arms Trade - event co-hosted by Open Society Foundation, World Peace Foundation, and Forum on the Arms Trade
April 6-7: Arms Trade Treaty Working Group and Informal Preparatory Committee Meetings - during which Rachel Stohl (Stimson Center) and Paul Holtom will be panelists in a side event "Supporting ATT Reporting on Arms Transfers."
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NEWLY-LISTED EXPERTS and EMERGING EXPERTS
The Forum on the Arms Trade welcomes three experts: Brittany Benowitz (independent expert), Seth Binder (Security Assistance Monitor), and Samuel Perlo-Freeman (World Peace Foundation).
The Forum is also pleased to announce the growth of the Emerging Experts program, welcoming Jeremy Ravinsky (Open Society Foundations).
SEEKING NOMINATIONS: EXEMPLARY REPORTING and REPORTERS
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 today.
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