"I find hope in the work of long-established groups such as the Arms Control Association...[and] I find hope in younger anti-nuclear activists and the movement around the world to formally ban the bomb."

– Vincent Intondi
Professor of History, Montgomery College
July 1, 2020
Conventional Arms Control and Trade
  • October 1, 2021

    The annual ATT conference tried to draw attention to the human harm caused by the trade and misuse of conventional weapons.

  • September 1, 2021

    The Mexican government has sued U.S. gun manufacturers and retailers in a Massachusetts federal district court.

  • July 1, 2021

    UN Adopts Nonbinding Arms Embargo On Myanmar

  • June 1, 2021

    A proposed $735 million sale of precision-guided munitions to Israel drew intense scrutiny from Congress as fighting in that country escalated last month.

  • May 1, 2021

    But some Democrats in Congress have expressed concern and sought to put restrictions on the potential deals, which could total more than $20 billion.

  • April 1, 2021

    Report finds U.S. accounted for 37 percent of global arms transfers from 2011–2015.

  • March 1, 2021

    President Biden announced an end to support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales.

  • January 1, 2021

    President-elect Joe Biden is planning to tackle many foreign policy issues within the first 100 days of his administration, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the Paris climate agreement, and nuclear nonproliferation, but he should also take steps to strengthen controls surrounding the transfer of conventional arms.

  • January 1, 2021

    Congress rejected efforts to curtail U.S. arms transfers to the United Arab Emirates, but the future of the deal is uncertain with the incoming Biden administration.

  • December 1, 2020

    Evolving U.S. and Chinese attitudes toward the Arms Trade Treaty are changing the treaty’s outlook just seven years after its adoption.