If the U.S. is sincere in its desire to hold Saudi Arabia accountable, it can and should existing U.S. law and its signatory status on the Arms Trade Treaty to encourage better behavior.
How should the United States exercise responsibility in arms deals with Saudi Arabia and other states that fail to adequately guard against civilian casualties in conflict?
Delegates at a biennial UN meeting on decade-old agreements addressing illicit small arms trade made connections to the newer Arms Trade Treaty and Sustainable Development Goals.
The West and Russia need to build on existing arms control measures to avoid exacerbation of the increasingly tense relationship between them, according to a group of international security experts.
Although it might seem counterintuitive, the instruments of conventional arms control in Europe still have a pivotal role to play.
Governments agreed last month on a recommendation for a more formal process for discussing lethal autonomous weapons systems in meetings that would begin in 2017.
A report on weapons sales shows Middle East states are major purchasers.