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November 30 2011, 1:43 PM  by Oistein Thorsen

The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade

Location: OSI-New York
Event Date: November 7, 2011
Speakers: Kathi Lynn Austin, Jeff Abramson, Andrew Feinstein, Stephen Hubbell

The Open Society Foundations hosted a New York launch of The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade with author and former Open Society Fellow Andrew Feinstein.

In this discussion, Feinstein and two other experts on weapons sales provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the worldwide arms bazaar and trace its corrosive effect on democracy and the rule of law. The deadly collusion among politicians, weapons makers, arms dealers, and the military are examined, as well as the trial of notorious arms merchant Victor Bout and the prospects for a new arms trade treaty.

Listen to the Podcast of discussion on the global arms trade with Andrew Feinstein, author, The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, Kathi Austin, executive director of Conflict Awareness Project and Jeff Abramson, coordinator of the Control Arms Secretariat.