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U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Opens for Signature Monday

(UNITED NATIONS) — The first international treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade opens for signature Monday with some key arms sellers and...

U.N. Arms-Trade Treaty

'We owe it to those millions--often the most vulnerable in society--whose lives have been overshadowed by the irresponsible and illicit international trade in...

The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade

On 11 November, my friend Andrew Feinstein authored an op-ed in the New York Times entitled Arms and the Corrupt Man.  Andrew gave the reader a tantalizing...

Arms Trade: Arms Trade

RUSSIA'S YARD SALE Psst! Wanna buy a MiG jet fighter? How about 200 lbs. of uncut emeralds or a little nuclear-reactor fuel? In once secret military-industrial...

Arms Trade: Window-Shopping for Weapons

The visit to Washington last week of Chinese Defense Minister Zhang Aiping was attended by a minimum of fanfare. His mission: to work out a deal with Defense...

Morning Must Reads: April 15

In the news: Guantanamo Bay prisoners, UN arms treaty, the family and the labor market, legal immigration, raisin regulation, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, Kim Il Sung,...

Must-Reads from Around the World

The U.N. signs the first treaty to regulate the global arms trade, Malaysia will have a general election later this month, and the world’s poorest countries said...

The Arms Trade Booms Amid Global Economic Woes

Need to start a war? No problem. While stock markets gyrate and financial institutions (and even whole countries, like Iceland) teeter on bankruptcy, one...

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