Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 21

Nothing can change a life quite like a bullet.

Written by Geoffrey Duke, South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms (SSANSA) In my home country of South Sudan, there are 3.8 million people who could confirm that. That’s the number of people who are in serious need of humanitarian assistance here. And it doesn’t stop there. 2.1 million more have been forced to flee their […]

July 14

Global arms control treaty at risk of becoming a damp squib

Written by Marek Marczynski, Amnesty International The following was originally posted and can be found on Every year, roughly half a million people are killed by firearms, many of which have been transferred irresponsibly. The poorly controlled flow of arms also fuels conflicts in which millions more die because of mass displacement and loss […]

July 08

Conventional wisdom: the flip side of the Iran nuclear deal

Written by Allison Pytlak, Control Arms Negotiations for the long-awaited agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme are in the endgame, and have been complicated by a political stumbling block – conventional weapons. Earlier this week, Iranian negotiators formally proposed that any agreement also include an end to the UN Security Council arms embargo that was imposed […]