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New Publication:The MANPADS Threat and International Efforts to Address It: Ten Years After Mombasa 10/11/13
New Publication: "Captured and Counted: Illicit Weapons in Mexico and the Philippines," in Small Arms Survey 2013: Everyday Dangers 7/2/13
New Publication: Ad Hoc Arsenals: PSSM Practices of Selected Non-state Actors. 5/30/13
New Publication: Accessories for Small Arms and Light Weapons. 2/28/13
New Document: Fiscal Year 2011 "Section 655 report" on US arms sales and military aid. Obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. 2/13/13
New Document: Identifying Small Arms and RPGs Produced in Iran. Obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Color version uploaded 18 January 2013. 12/17/12
New Document: Recommendations to Prevent Catastrophic Threats 11/09/12
New Video: Syria - Conventional and Unconventional Threats  8/29/12
New Publication: Surveying the Battlefield: Illicit Arms In Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia  8/27/12
New Publication: Piece by Piece: Authorized Transfers of Parts and Accessories  8/27/12
New Document: Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2004-2011  8/27/12
New Document: Quarterly Reports on Commercial and Governmental Military Exports required under Section 36(a) of the Arms Export Control Act, FY 2010-2011. Obtained by FAS under the Freedom of Information Act  7/3/12
New Document: U.S. Agencies Need to Assess Control List Reform's Impact on Compliance Activities  4/23/12
New Document: U.S. Defense Articles and Services Supplied to Foreign Recipients: Restrictions on Their Use  3/7/12
New Document: The U.S. Export Control System and the President's Reform Initiative  2/21/12
New Document: Arms Sales: Congressional Review Process.  2/2/12
New Document: World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers (WMEAT), 2005.  2/2/12
New Document: Report on Arms Surrendered by the Paramilitaries Obtained by FAS under the Freedom of Information Act.  10/18/11
New Document: Defense Department's contribution to the FY2010 Section 655 report on US arms transfers and military aid. Obtained by FAS under the Freedom of Information Act.  10/11/11
New Document: Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2003-2010  9/26/11
New Document: The U.S. Export Control System and the President’s Reform Initiative  7/25/11
New Publication: "Larger but Less Known: Authorized Light Weapons Transfers" in Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security  7/06/11
New Document: Section 655 Report on Commercial Arms Exports for US Fiscal Year 2010  6/08/11
New Document: Section 655 Report on Commercial Arms Exports for US Fiscal Year 2009  3/11/11
New Document: End-Use Monitoring of Defense Articles and Defense Services Commercial Exports FY 2009  3/1/11
New Document: Purchases of weapons through the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund, Fiscal Years 2006 through 2010
(obtained under the Freedom of Information Act)
 2/24/11
New Document: Section 36a Report on arms sales for the first quarter of FY2010
(obtained under the Freedom of Information Act)
 2/24/11
New Document: Research Note No. 1: Man-Portable Air Defense Systems  2/2/11
New Document: Agreements with and Deliveries to Major Clients, 2002-2009  1/6/11
New Document: Major U.S. Arms Sales and Grants to Pakistan Since 2001  1/4/11
New Document: Missile Watch - November 2010  12/06/10
New Document: DSCA Releases FY2010 Sales Figures  11/10/10
New Document: Review of ATF’s Project Gunrunner  11/10/10
New Document: Historical Facts Book  10/7/10
New Document: U.S. Agencies Need to Improve Licensing Data and to Document Reviews of Arms Transfers for U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security Goals  9/28/10
New Document: Reporting on Exported Articles and Services Needs to Be Improved  9/23/10
New Document: Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2002-2009  9/10/10
New Document: President Obama Lays the Foundation for a New Export Control System To Strengthen National Security and the Competitiveness of Key U.S. Manufacturing and Technology Sectors  9/1/10
New Document: Report reveals $11.7 billion in arms deliveries in 2009, but sheds little light on individual exports  8/15/10
New Document: Stop Panicking About the Stingers  7/28/10
Hearing: Transshipment and Diversion: Are U.S. Trading Partners Doing Enough to Prevent the Spread of Dangerous Technologies?  7/22/10
New Report: Counter-MANPADS Program Results  7/07/10
New Report: Export Controls: Observations on Selected Countries' Systems and Proposed Treaties  6/28/10
New Publication: Black Market Prices for Man-portable Air Defense Systems  6/21/10
New Publication: Missile Watch - June 2010  6/21/10
New Publication: Emerging from Obscurity: The Global Ammunition Trade  6/14/10
New Document: Dangerous Depots: The Growing Humanitarian Problem Posed by Aging and Poorly Maintained Munitions Storage Sites  5/22/10
New Documents: Historical data on Foreign Military Sales  5/21/10
New Article: Small Arms in Iraq Vulnerable to Theft and Diversion  5/12/10
New Report: U.S. Defense Department sold more than $15 billion in arms in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2009, report reveals  4/23/10
New Report: DOD and State Need to Improve Sustainment Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation for Section 1206 and 1207 Assistance Programs  4/15/10
New Publication: Missile Watch, Vol.3, Issue 1, February 2010  2/22/10
Hearing Notice: The Impact of U.S. Export Controls on National Security, Science and Technological Leadership (January 15th)  1/11/10
New Issue Brief: Eight Recommendations for Improving Transparency in US Arms Transfers  1/08/10
Hearing Notice: Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties (December 10th)  12/01/09
Meeting Notice: Defense Trade Advisory Group (December 4th)  12/01/09
New Document: FY08 Report on the Blue Lantern End-use Monitoring Program  11/18/09
New Document: FY08 Report on the Golden Sentry End-use Monitoring Program  11/18/09
New Document: Supporting Information for the FY10 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (includes data on arms transfers)  11/18/09
New Document: The FY08 Section "655 report" on commercial arms exports  11/16/09
New Publication: Photos of Seized Weapons Highlight the Importance of Stockpile Security  11/10/09
New Publication: Missile Watch: Global Update (April – October 2009)  11/02/09
New Resource: MANPADS Transfers Reported to the UN Arms Register  11/02/09
New Publication: Documents obtained by FAS shed some light on Viktor Bout case, but key questions remain  10/13/09
New Document: DSCA's Historical Facts Book  9/22/09
New Document: Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2001-2008  9/09/09
New Publication: Securing Venezuela's Arsenals  8/24/09
New Publication: FAS Obtains Key Arms Export Report  7/17/09
New Publication: Sifting the Sources: Authorized Small Arms Transfers  7/9/09
New Publication: Small arms and light weapons transfers to Georgia  7/9/09
New Publication: The Export Administration Act: A Review of Outstanding Policy Considerations  7/6/09
New Document: Review of Department of State's End-Use Monitoring of Munitions Exports (obtained under the Freedom of Information Act)  7/1/09
New Document: Program Management Review (phase I) of the Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (obtained under the Freedom of Information Act)  7/1/09
New Document: DEFENSE EXPORTS: Foreign Military Sales Program Needs Better Controls for Exported Items and Information for Oversight  6/20/09
New Document: FIREARMS TRAFFICKING: U.S. Efforts to Combat Arms Trafficking to Mexico Face Planning and Coordination Challenges  6/18/09
New Document: Export Controls: Fundamental Reexamination of System Is Needed to Help Protect Critical Technologies  6/04/09
New Document: Military and Dual-Use Technology: Covert Testing Shows Continuing Vulnerabilities of Domestic Sales for Illegal Export  6/04/09
New Document: FY2010 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations  5/09
New Commentary: Latest Missile Plot had Little Chance of Success, but ‘Stinger Stings’ are Valuable Tools  5/22/09
New Commentary: Obama Urges the Senate to Take Up Key Convention on Illicit Arms Trafficking  4/17/09
New Document: Missile Watch #4: Global Update (January – March 2009)  4/06/09
New Document: Controls Over Excess Defense Articles Provided to Foreign Governments  2/13/09
New Document: Corrective Actions Are Needed to Address Serious Accountability Concerns about Weapons Provided to Afghan National Security Forces  2/12/09
New Document: Targeting U.S. Technologies: A Trend Analysis of Reporting from Defense Industry  1/29/09
New Document: Report on the Assessment of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives Accountability and Control; Security Assistance; and Logistics Sustainment for the Iraqi Security Forces.  1/23/09
New Document: Letter encouraging Secretary of State-designate Clinton to preserve the State Department's newly created Special Envoy for MANPADS Threat Reduction position  1/21/09
New Document: Missile Watch #3: Black Market Missiles Still Common in Iraq  12/08/08
New Document: U.S. Arms Sales: Agreements with and Deliveries to Major Clients, 2000-2007  12/08/08
New Document: 2009 National Security and Nonproliferation Briefing Book
Note: section on small arms and arms export controls begins on page 81.
 12/03/08
New Document: Major U.S. Export Enforcement Prosecutions During the Past Two Years  10/29/08
New Document: Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2000-2007  10/29/08
New Document: Assessment of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives Control and Accountability; Security Assistance; and Sustainment for the Afghan National Security Forces, Department of Defense Inspector General, 24 October 2008.  10/23/08
New Document: Letter from the President certifying that Iraq weapons monitoring system meets congressional requirements  10/23/08
New Bill: Security Assistance Act of 2008  10/01/08
Sales Notification: Israel - F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft  10/01/08
New Document: Letter to Secretary Rice regarding the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties with the United Kingdom and Australia  09/22/08
New Document: Missile Watch #2: Somalia  09/17/08
New Documents: 16 New Defense Department Arms Sales Notifications  09/10/08
Hearing Notice: Defeating al Qaeda's Air Force: Pakistan's F-16 Program in the Fight Against Terrorism  09/10/08
Hearing Notice: Defense Trade Advisory Group  09/10/08
New Document: Response to FOIA request on Bin Laden and MANPADS  09/08/08
New Document: FAS Obtains Report on US Arms Exports  08/21/08
New Book Chapter: Deadly Deception: Arms Transfer Diversion  07/14/08
Commentary: Missile Watch: Somalia  07/09/08
New Document: The International MANPADS Scenario  07/09/08
New Document: Draft Regulations for Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty with UK
See also Concerns Regarding Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties and "Licensing Exemptions: Round Two"
 06/17/08
Announcement: Meeting of the Defense Trade Advisory Group (June 19th)  06/10/08
New Document: The FY07 Section "655 report" on commercial arms exports  06/09/08
New Document: Report to Congress on Defense Trade Licensing (obtained under the Freedom of Information Act)  06/06/08
New Document: Document on 2003 seizure of Chinese small arms shipment (obtained under the Freedom of Information Act)  06/02/08
New Document: Concerns Regarding Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties  05/21/08
Hearing Announcement: UK and Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties  05/12/08
New Documents: Exempted items lists for the UK and Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties  04/30/08
New Bill: Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Reform Act of 2008  04/30/08
New Article: U.S. Mistakes in Iraq Weapons Transfers Could Have Been Avoided  04/17/08
New Document: Policy on Review Time for License Applications  04/15/08
New Document: Internet Sales:  Undercover Purchases on eBay and Craigslist Reveal a Market for Sensitive and Stolen U.S. Military Items
 04/10/08
New Document: Congressional Budget Justification, Foreign Assistance, Title IV Supporting Information
 03/31/08
New Document: Implementing Arrangement Pursuant to the Treaty Between the Government of the United States Of America and the Government of Australia Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation  03/28/08
New Document: State/DDTC Issues Updated Guidelines on Firearms and Ammunition  03/25/08
New Document: Direct Overt U.S. Aid, Export Assistance and Military Reimbursements to Pakistan, FY2002-FY2009  03/25/08
Sales Notification: Iraq - Various Vehicles, Small Arms and Ammunition, Communication Equipment, Medical Equipment, and Clothing and Individual Equipment
 03/24/08
New Document: FY06 "Section 655" Report on Foreign Military Sales
 03/17/08
ASMP Commentary:  Igla Missiles “Available Immediately” to Victor Bout, Claims Associate 
03/12/08
New Document: Implementing Arrangement Pursuant to the Treaty Between the Government of the United States Of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation  02/21/08
ASMP Commentary: Bush Administration Unveils New Export Control Directive 01/29/08
New Document: President Issues Export Controls Directive to Reform U.S. Defense Trade Policies and Practices 01/24/08
New Documents: Documents on military assistance to Nigeria released in response to FAS FOIA request 01/21/08
New Document: Congressional Notification of JDAMs Sale to Saudi Arabia 01/16/08
New Report: The Gulf Security Dialogue and Related Arms Sales Proposals 01/16/08
New Document: "Man-portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS)," in Conventional Ammunition in Surplus: A Reference Guide 01/14/08
New Document: State Department Needs to Conduct Assessments to Identify and Address Inefficiencies and Challenges in the Arms Export Process 01/03/08
New Document: Elements for Export Controls of MANPADS (as amended in December 2007) 12/17/07
New Document: Management of the Iraq Security Forces Fund in Southwest Asia - Phase III: Department of Defense Inspector General's Report 12/10/07
New Article: Proliferación de Manpads en América Latina: análisis de la amenaza y respuesta regional 12/04/07
New Document: US-Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty transmittal package 12/03/07
New Report: Stealing the Sword: Limiting Terrorist Use of Advanced Conventional Weapons 11/19/07
Commentary: US Arms Sales to Pakistan: New CRS Report 11/16/07
New Article: Rogue Missiles - Tracking MANPADS Proliferation Trends. Media Advisory 11/06/07
Commentary: FAS Obtains DHS Report on Programs to Counter the Shoulder-fired Missile Threat 10/25/07
Updated: Bills and Laws Page 10/19/07
New Report: Clarification and More Comprehensive Oversight of Export Exemptions Certified by DOD Are Needed 10/19/07
New Report: Fact Sheet: Major U.S. Export Enforcement Actions in the Past Year 10/11/07
New Report: Followup Audit on Recommendations for Controls Over Exporting Sensitive Technologies to Countries of Concern 9/28/07
New Report: Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1999-2006 9/28/07
Sales Notification: Sale of Various Vehicles, Small Arms Ammunition, Explosives, and Communications Equipment to Iraq 9/27/07
New Document: US-UK Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty transmittal package 9/26/07
New Report: Arms Sales: Congressiona Review Process 9/26/07
Updated: Bills and Laws Page 9/12/07
Radio Interview: Military Trade Treaties Questioned 9/06/07
New Article: Countering the MANPADS Threat: Strategies for Success 9/06/07
New Article: Sweating the Small Stuff 9/05/07
Announcement: US and Australia sign Treaty on Defense Trade Cooperation 9/05/07
New Report: Sales of Sensitive Military Property to the Public 8/02/07
New Report: DOD Cannot Ensure that US-Funded Equipment has Reached Iraqi Security Forces 7/31/07
Policy Announcement: Arms Sales to Gulf States 7/28/07
ASMP Commentary: New Information on Somali MANPADS 7/27/07
New Report: Report of the Monitoring Group on Somalia 7/27/07
New Report: Report on Small Arms Programs (Obtained via the Freedom of Information Act) 7/26/07
New Report: Vulnerabilities and Inefficiencies Undermine System's Ability to Protect U.S. Interests 7/26/07
ASMP Commentary: Licensing Exemptions, Round Two: The Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty 7/20/07
Announcement: United States Commemorates Small Arms Destruction Day with “Millionth Weapon Destruction” Events 7/05/07
Announcement: Obama, Lugar Secure Funding for Implementation of Nonproliferation Law 6/28/07
ASMP Commentary: Video Shows Somali Insurgent with Sophisticated SA-18 Missile 6/19/07
Updated: Bills and Laws 6/14/07
New Book Chapter: Global efforts to control MANPADS 6/14/07
ASMP Commentary: New Information on Iraqi Missile Cache 5/24/07
ASMP Commentary: Rep. Israel Introduces new counter-MANPADS Legisation 5/15/07
ASMP Commentary: Update: Shoulder-fired Missiles in Somalia 5/03/07
New Article: Global Approach Needed to Stem the Trade of Illicit Small Arms 4/23/07
New Article: United Nations Action on Small Arms: Moving Forward from Failure 4/23/07
New Article: A Recurrent Latin American Nightmare: Venezuela and the Challenge of Controlling State Ammunition Stockpiles 4/23/07
New Article: Where Have All the Antonovs Gone: The Illicit Small Arms Trade in Africa 4/23/07
ASMP Commentary: Iraq's Looted Arms Depots: What the GAO Didn't Mention... 4/09/07
New Webpage: ASMP Advisory Board 4/04/07
New Document: National Security Reviews of Foreign Acquisitions of US Companies could be Improved 3/27/07
New Document: DoD Should Apply Lessons Learned Concerning the Need for Security over Conventional Munitions Storage Sites to Future Operations Planning 3/27/07
New Document: FY06 "Section 655" Report on commercial arms sales 3/20/07
ASMP Commentary: "Q & A on Shoulder-fired Missile Stockpile Security" 3/16/07
ASMP Presentation: "The MANPADS Threat - A Civil Society Perspective" 3/08/07
Meeting Announcement: OAS to Address Threat Associated with Man Portable Air Defense Systems 3/05/07
New Document: Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations 2/21/07
Meeting Notice: Defense Trade Advisory Group 2/16/07
New Bill: A bill to limit the use, sale, and transfer of cluster munitions (S 594) 2/16/07
ASMP Commentary: Questions About Iranian Weapons in Iraq 2/15/07
Radio Interview: Matt Schroeder on Iranian arms in Iraq, PRI's The World 2/12/07
ASMP Commentary: Bush Gets it Right on Small Arms Threat Reduction 2/06/07
New Document: International Affairs "Function 150" budget request summary 2/06/07
New Bill: Stop Arming Iran Act 1/30/07
ASMP Commentary: FAS Obtains Data on Arms Export End-use Monitoring 1/23/07
New Document: Unfavorable Blue Lanterns (closed cases), FY2002 - 2004
(List of "Unfavorable Determinations" resulting from end-use monitoring checks of commercial arms exports. Obtained under the Freedom of Information Act)
1/22/07
ASMP Commentary: Somalia: Don't Forget about the Missiles... 1/10/07
New Document: Notifications to the Congress of Proposed Commercial Export Licenses 1/09/07
New Report: Violence, Crime and Illegal Arms Trafficking in Colombia 1/04/07
New Report: U.S. Arms Sales: Agreements with and Deliveries to Major Clients, 1998-2005 1/04/07
New Report: Challenges Exist in Enforcement of Inherently Complex System 12/20/06
ASMP Commentary: Venezuela’s Military Build-up: Who’s Watching the Guns? 12/19/06
News Release: Lugar-Obama Passed by Congress 12/12/06
New Book: The Small Arms Trade 11/28/06
ASMP Commentary: Arms to Somalia: Déjà vu 11/20/06
New Report: Foreign Military Training in Fiscal Years 2005 and 2006, Volume I 11/17/06
New Report: Analysis of Data for Exports Regulated by the Department of Commerce 11/16/06
ASMP Commentary: Update: Shoulder-fired Missile Proliferation 11/14/06
New Article: The Illicit Arms Trade in Africa: A Global Enterprise 11/07/06
Updated: Arms Sales Notification Database 11/06/06
New Report: Iraqi Security Forces: Weapons Provided by the U.S. Department of Defense Using the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund 10/30/06
New Report: Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1998-2005 10/27/06
ASMP Commentary: Defense Industry Gears Up for "Phase Two" of Arms Export Control Reform Campaign 10/26/06
ASMP Commentary: Congress Appropriates $40 Million for DHS Counter-MANPADS Program 10/05/06
New Report: FY2005 Section 655 Report: Defense Department Programs 09/21/06
ASMP Commentary: FAS Obtains a Copy of U.S. Arms Sales Report 09/21/06
Meeting Announcement: DTAG Plenary Meeting 08/29/06
ASMP Commentary: MANPADS for Hezbollah? 08/16/06
Updated: Arms Sales Notification Database 08/16/06
Updated Report: International Small Arms and Light Weapons Transfers: U.S. Policy 08/03/06
New Bill: Hyde/Lantos bill to strengthen requirements for congressional review of arms sales (HR 5847) 07/24/06
ASMP Commentary: Lawmakers Scold Administration Over F-16 Sale to Pakistan 07/24/06
Hearing Update: Sale of F-16 Aircraft and Weapons Systems to Pakistan (rescheduled to July 20) 07/18/06
Hearing Transcript: The Terrorist Threat from Shoulder-fired Missiles 07/11/06
Updated CRS Report: Combat Aircraft Sales to South Asia 07/11/06
Updated: Arms Sales Notifications Database 07/10/06
Sales Notification: 36 F-16C/D fighter jets to Pakistan 07/05/06
New Article: Small Arms, Large Problem: The International Threat of Small Arms Proliferation and Misuse 06/06/06
Meeting Notice: Shoulder-fired Missile Reduction Act of 2006 (mark up) 05/12/06
New Bill: Shoulder-fired Missile Reduction Act of 2006 05/10/06
New Bill: Cooperative Proliferation Detection, Interdiction Assistance, and Conventional Threat Reduction Act of 2006 04/14/06
New Document: FY2005 Section 655 Report: State Department Programs 04/07/06
Update: State Department Lifts Ban on Lethal Defense Articles to Indonesia
03/29/06
Hearing Notice: The Terrorist Threat from Shoulder-fired Missiles
03/23/06
Updated: Arms Sales Notifications Database
03/23/06
New Document: Joint Strike Fighter: Management of the Technology Transfer Process
03/16/06
New Document: FY07 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations
03/09/06
New Document: FY07 International Affairs Budget Request
02/07/06
New Report: Defense Trade Data
01/27/06
New Report: Offsets in Defense Trade: Tenth Report to Congress
01/06
New Document: U.S. Statement at the Preparatory Committee Meeting for First Review Conference of the UN Program of Action
01/11/06
New Document: U.S. Arms Sales: Agreements with and Deliveries to Major Clients, 1996-2004
01/05/06