The Long - and Unfinished Road - to Globally Regulating Small Arms and Light Weapons

7 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2012 Last revised: 1 Apr 2012

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Brian Wilson

United States Navy; United States Coast Guard

Date Written: March 1, 2010

Abstract

While combating the transport and distribution of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has garnered impressive international action this decade, a 15-year journey to regulate the equally deadly and destabilizing “small arms and light weapons” (SALW) has thus far failed to produce a comprehensive treaty. Reaching consensus on how to regulate the transfer and distribution of the AK-47 and the more than 600 million SALW has proved particularly challenging because it requires balancing national security interests with internationally accepted regulatory protocols.

Keywords: AK 47, Small Arms and Light Weapons, Arms Trade Treaty, United Nations, Diplomacy, weapons, Africa, weapons of mass destruction, WMD, regulate,

JEL Classification: H5, H7

Suggested Citation

Wilson, Brian, The Long - and Unfinished Road - to Globally Regulating Small Arms and Light Weapons (March 1, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2025681 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2025681

Brian Wilson (Contact Author)

United States Navy ( email )

Washington, DC
United States

United States Coast Guard ( email )

United States

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