U.S. Policy and the Arms Trade Treaty

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Conventional Weapons

Author Rachel Stohl Working Paper 10-1 Unlike their nuclear counterparts, conventional weapons have been relatively unregulated in international forums. Because the global trade in conventional arms is a necessary and integral part of global security and international commerce, States have been hesitant to place conditions on and criteria for the transfer of conventional weapons. Global agreements on conventional arms have …