Weapons

Trafficking Highway into Sinai

A trafficking highway has developed through Sudan’s refugee camps into the Sinai desert and Eritrea. Arms are delivered along this highway to Sinai to militants and ransom-seeking gangs. Eritrea is a country in extreme poverty. Despite this, the country rejects

Devastation in US Border Towns: US Arms Trafficking to Mexican Cartels

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The extensive trafficking between Mexico and the United States is not simply limited to large amounts of drugs. A pattern of arms trafficking has developed, moving across the border from the United States to Mexico. From 2007 to 2011 the

A Global Arms Trade Treaty

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Negotiations for an international Arms Trade Treaty will be taking place in New York this July at a United Nations conference. These negotiations are a product of six years of lobbying by governments, arms companies, and aid agencies. One can

UK Taxes Being Used to Build Dictator Arsenals

BAE systems Hawk jet as bought by Robert Mugabe. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

Members of Parliament have called into question Britain’s arms industry and other companies to explain why taxpayer funds have been used to help dictators build their arsenals worldwide. The Members of Parliament have launched an official inquiry where they plan

The Merchant of Death Sentenced to 25 Years

Viktor Bout sentenced to 25 years in prison. Photo: AP, The Guardian

Major news in arms trafficking came the first week in April when Viktor Bout, the nicknamed Merchant of Death, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for conviction of conspiring to sell anti-aircraft missiles and other weapons to men he