“The Arms Control Association and all of the staff I've worked with over the years … have this ability to speak truth to power in a wide variety of venues.”
– Marylia Kelley
Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment
June 2, 2022
Conventional Arms Control and Trade
  • November 1, 2021

    Claims that human rights are at the heart of U.S. foreign policy are drawing scrutiny as Washington continues selling arms to Middle Eastern countries with dubious records.

  • 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.