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24.07.2014

Rogue Rocketeers: Artillery Rockets and Armed Groups
New Working Paper

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21.07.2014

Armed groups' guided weapons, MANPADs, and attacks on aircraft
Research Notes

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14.7.2014

Identifying Sources: Small-calibre Ammunition in Côte d'Ivoire
New Special Report

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18.6.2014

Unplanned explosions at munitions sites
New Handbook available

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17.6.2014

Implementation of the PoA
Several resources released a BMS5

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16.6.2014

Small Arms Survey 2014: Women and Guns
Now available

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13.6.2014

Small Arms Survey at BMS5
Side events, 16 to 20 June 2014

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5.6.2014

Small Arms Survey 2013: Everyday Dangers
All chapters now available online

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5.6.2014

Small Arms Survey 2013: Everyday Dangers
All chapters now available online

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4.6.2014

Armed actors and arms trafficking in North Africa, South Sudan and Sudan
Briefing by the Small Arms Survey on 17 June 2014, Washington DC

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27.5.2014

Small Arms Survey 2014: Women and Guns
Coming soon: to be launched 16 June 2014

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13.5.2014

Taking Stock of Excess Stockpiles: UEMS in South-east Europe
New Measures and Programmes Research Note

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13.5.2014

Small Arms of the Indian State: A Century of Procurement and Production
Issue Brief from the India Armed Violence assessment: Now in Hindi

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12.5.2014

Weapons tracing in Sudan and South Sudan
New Working Paper from the HSBA for Sudan and South Sudan

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7.5.2014

The UEMS Incident Reporting Template
New Measures and Programmes Research Note

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28.4.2014

Excess Arms in South Sudan
Issue Brief: Security forces and surplus management

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11.4.2014

Inclusive Cities, Inclusive Security
New Geneva Declaration Policy Paper

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11.4.2014

Firearms and Violence in Honduras
New Armed Violence Research Note

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8.4.2014

Syria: Ammunition and Foreign Jihadism
New Working Paper and Dispatch from the Security Assessment in North Africa

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4.2.2014

Libya’s Fractious South and Regional Instability
New Dispatch from the Security Assessment in North Africa

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31.1.2014

Traditional Military Rifles
New Weapons and Markets Research Note

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16.1.2014

Small Arms of the Indian State: A Century of Procurement and Production
New Issue Brief from the India Armed Violence assessment

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11.1.2014

South Sudan: Crisis in Unity State
Update from the HSBA for Sudan and South Sudan

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8.1.2014

Controlling Small Arms: Consolidation, Innovation and Relevance in Research and Policy
New edited volume in the Book series

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23.12.2013

Tunisia & Libya: trafficking & ammunition
New Working Paper and new Dispatch from the Security Assessment in North Africa

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16.12.2013

Industrial Demilitarization of Conventional Ammunition
New Measures and Programmes Research Note

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10.12.2013

Crime and Security Perceptions in the Nepali Private Sector
New Issue Brief from the Nepal Armed Violence Assessment

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04.12.2013

Marking of Firearms and Ammunition
New Measures and Programmes Research Note

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25.11.2013

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
Small Arms Survey research on gender-based violence

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21.11.2013

Unplanned Explosions at Munitions Sites (UEMS)
Latest updates 1987-2013

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18.11.2013

A Fresh Approach to Ammunition Demilitarization
New Small Arms Survey podcast

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31.10.2013

Parts for Small Arms and Light Weapons
New Weapons and Markets Research Note

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07.10.2013

Geospatial Technologies and Crime: The Jamaican Experience
New Armed Violence Issue Brief

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24.09.2013

Estimating Military-owned Small Arms Holdings
New Armed Actors Research Note

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06.09.2013

Small Arms Control Measures and National Reporting in Africa
New Measures and Programmes Research Note

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31.07.2013

Non-lethal Firearm Violence
New Armed Violence Research Note

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24.07.2013

‘Infernal Machines’: Improvised Explosive Devices
Chapter from Small Arms Survey 2013: Everyday Dangers

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23.07.2013

'FAL Rifles in Libya: A Guide to Data Gathering'
New Dispatch from the Security Assessment in North Africa

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28.06.2013

'Armed Groups’ Holdings of Guided Light Weapons'
New Armed Actors Research Note

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21.06.2013

Small Arms Survey 2012: Moving Targets
All chapters now available to download

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20.06.2013

Small Arms Survey 2013: Everyday Dangers
To be launched on 2 July 2013 at the UN Palais des Nations, Geneva

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13.06.2013

Personalized Firearms and Electronic Safety Devices: Perspectives
Conference background paper on 'smart gun' technology

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12.06.2013

South Africa's Gun Control Policies: Work in progress
New podcast

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03.06.2013

The Arms Trade Treaty: A Step Forward for Small Arms Control?
New Measures & Programmes Research Note on the ATT and other internal small arms instruments.

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31.05.2013

Ad Hoc Arsenals
New Armed Actors Issue Brief on PSSM practices of non-state armed groups

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23.05.2013

Focus on Libya and North Africa
New Security Assessment in North Africa report and podcast on Libyan ammunition and armed groups.

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14.05.2013

Country Focus: Nepal
Four new Nepal Armed Violence Assessment publications launched in Kathmandu.

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19.04.2013

Making a Mark: Reporting on Firearms Marking in the RECSA Region
New Special Report

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18.04.2013

The Weapons and Ammunition of Rebel Forces in Northern Mali

New Armed Actors co-publication.

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05.04.2013

Demobilization in the DRC
New Armed Actors Issue Brief.

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03.04.2013

Global Focus: the Arms Trade Treaty
Small Arms Survey analysis and research of the ATT process.

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03.04.2013

Conflict dynamics in South Kordofan
New HSBA Working Paper

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02.04.2013

Unplanned Explosions at Munitions Sites
Updated web pages

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28.03.2013

Armed Violence Monitoring Systems
New Armed Violence Research Note

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01.03.2013

Country Focus Kenya
Kenya Police Reserves, election violence, and more.

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28.02.2013

Accessories for Small Arms and Light Weapons
New Weapons and Markets Research Note

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15.02.2013

Small Arms Survey Podcast #2
Setting the scene for cooperation

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08.02.2013

The US Firearms Industry: Production and Supply
New Working Paper

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01.02.2013

New RASR Issue Brief
Dynamic Disposal: An Introduction to Mobile and Transportable Industrial Ammunition Demilitarization Equipment

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31.01.2013

Small Arms Survey Podcast #1
Looking back, moving forward

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24.01.2013

Military Assault Rifles
New Weapons and Markets Research Note

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24.12.2012

Estimating law enforcement firearms
New Armed Actors Research Note

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21.12.2012

Political Conflict and Vulnerabilities: Firearms and electoral violence in Kenya
New Armed Violence Issue Brief from the Small Arms Survey

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18.12.2012

Battering, Rape, and Lethal Violence: A Baseline of Information on Physical Threats against Women in Nairobi
New Working Paper from the Small Arms Survey

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4.12.2012

Urban Armed Violence
New Research Note from the Small Arms Survey and the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development.

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30.11.2012

Costs and Consequences: Unplanned Explosions and Demilitarization in South-east Europe
New Special Report from the Small Arms Survey and the Regional Approach to Stockpile reduction

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20.11.2012

Tracking homicides using vita registration data
New Armed Violence and Development Issue Brief

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9.11.2012

Twenty-five years of unplanned explosions at munitions sites
Website update

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8.11.2012

Internal Control: Codes of Conduct within Insurgent Armed Groups
New Occasional Paper on armed actors

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31.10.2012

My Neighbour, My Enemy: Inter-tribal Violence in Jonglei
New HSBA for Sudan and South Sudan Issue Brief 

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16.10.2012

Pistols and Revolvers
New Research Note

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12.10.2012

After the Fall: Libya's Evolving Armed Groups
New Small Arms Survey Working Paper

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5.10.2012

Regional Organizations and the PoA
New research note gives overview of the handbook

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4.10.2012

Armed groups' holdings of guided light weapons
New online resource details MANPADS and ATGWs held by non-state armed groups.

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18.9.2012

Peace without Security: Violence against Women and Girls in Liberia
New Issue Brief from the Small Arms Survey & Norwegian Refugee Council

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18.9.201

Business as Usual: Arms flows to Darfur 2009–12
New HSBA for Sudan and South Sudan Issue Brief 

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17.9.2012

Security Provision and Small Arms in Karamoja
New Special Report from the Small Arms Survey & DDG

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5.9.2012

New Occasional Paper assesses progress in implementing the UN Programme of Action on small arms

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29.8.2012

Two new Handbooks illuminate the UN small arms process

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27.8.2012

Small Arms Survey 2012: Moving Targets

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24.8.2012

Assessing Transparency in Small Arms Exports: The Small Arms Trade Transparency Barometer

New Research Note

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23.8.2012

2012 and Beyond: Advocacy and Action in the UN Small Arms Process

New Briefing Paper

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15.8.2012

What costs USD 8.5 billion and goes BANG?

Small Arms Survey 2012: Moving Targets, to be launched on 27 August

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7.8.2012

A Heavy Hand: The Use of Force by India’s Police

New Issue Brief from the India Armed Violence Assessment

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30.7.2012

Reducing Armed Violence, Enabling Development

New Armed Violence Research Note

 


19.7.2012
Visions of Hope

Geneva Declaration and UNDP outdor exhibition in Geneva.

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9.7.2012
'Forgotten' Darfur conflict

New HSBA Working Paper

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6.7.2012

Armed Groups in Libya: Typology and Roles

New Armed Actors Research Note


5.7.2012

Guatamala at the Crossroads: An Overview of Violence Transformed

New report from the Geneva Declaration Secretariat

 


29.6.12
Work in Progress: Security Force Development in South Sudan through February 2012

New HSBA Working Paper

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20.6.12
Security and firearms proliferation in Kenya:

New Special Report

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4.6.12
Armed Violence: Spotlight on Lethal Effects

New Research Note

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1.6.2012

Blue Skies and Dark Clouds: Kazakhstan and Small Arms

New Occasional Paper, in English, Kazakh, and Russian.

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14.5.2012

Four Research Notes now available in Spanish & Catalan

Research Notes en español y catalán / en català i espanyol

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 8.5.2012

Anti-tank Guided Weapons

New Research Note.

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 8.5.2012

Côte d'Ivoire

New Special Report on arms control and armed violence prevention.

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2.5.2012

Sudan HSBA

Announcing the new Project Coordinator Jonah Leff. 

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24.4.2012

Demilitarization

Two new reports from the Regional Approach to Stockpile Reduction (RASR).

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19.4.2012

Femicide: A Global Problem

23 April: Side event at the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

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4.4.2012

Arms flows and holdings in South Sudan: new Sudan HSBA Issue Brief

A review of arms held by both state and non-state armed forces as of early 2012s.

 


19.03.2012

New publications

Two new Issue Briefs, one new Research Note, one updated Research Note for the PoA PrepCom


16.03.2012

Updated resource

Unplanned Explosions at Munitions Sites (UEMS)


06.03.2012

New Working Paper

In Transit: Gangs and Criminal Networks in Guyana


29.02.2012

New Research Note

Femicide: A Global Issue


13.02.2012

New publication

Small Arms Transfer Control Measures and the Arms Trade Treaty: A Small Arms Survey Review (2007–10)


31.01.2012

New Research Note

Regulating Armed Groups from Within


12.01.2012

New Issue Brief

Ammunition Marking: Current Practices and Future Possibilities


10.01.2012

Updated Research Note

Unplanned Explosions at Munitions Sites


15.12.2011

New Special Report

Significant Surpluses: Weapons and Ammunition Stockpiles in South-east Europe


15.11.2011

Armed insurgencies in Greater Upper Nile: new Sudan HSBA Issue Brief

Analysis of the roots of post-election armed insurgencies.


10.11.2011

New Weapons & Markets Research Note

Small Arms Transfers: Importing States


01.11.2011

Armed Violence in Liberia: two new Issue Briefs

A Legacy of War? and Reading between the Lines


31.10.2011

New from the Geneva Declaration: Global Burden of Armed Violence 2011: Lethal Encounters

Nine out of ten violent deaths occur outside conflicts


24.10.2011

New Weapons & Markets Research Note

Small Arms Transfers: Exporting States


07.10.2011

New Measures & Programmes Research Note

The PoA: Review of National Reports


20.09.2011

New India Armed Violence Assessment Issue Briefs

India's States of Armed Violence and Mapping Murder


12.09.2011

New Armed Actors Research Note

Estimating Civilian Owned Firearms


06.09.2011


New publication from the Geneva Declaration

Contributing Evidence to Programming: Armed Violence Monitoring Systems


23.08.2011

Indian Armed Violence Assessment (IAVA) new website

We are happy to announce the launch of the new IAVA website.


09.08.2011

Small Arms Survey 2010: Des gangs, des groupes et des armes en français.

Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer que l’annuaire Small Arms Survey 2010: Des gangs, des groupes et des armes est désormais disponible en français.


    03.08.2011

    Announcement: New Research Director

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Alvazzi del Frate as Research Director.


      31.07.2011

      NEW: Research Note 8: Less-lethal Weapons

      Although designed to temporarily incapacitate targets, these weapons can, however, inflict serious, even lethal, injuries.


        01.08.2011

        Unplanned Explosions at Munitions Sites

        During the first seven months of 2011 the average of number of explosions has increased to more than three per month.


        26.07.2011

        Regulations on Civilian Ownership of Firearms

        In all  countries surveyed but two, civilian possession is a privilege, not a right.


        18.07.2011

        PHOTO ESSAY South Sudan: Before the Secession

         


        06.07.2011

        NEW: Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security


        27.06.2011

        NEW: A Deadly Cycle: Ethno-Religious Conflict in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria – Executive Summary

        A forthcoming Geneva Declaration Working Paper by Jana Krause looks at the root causes of the ongoing conflict in Jos, Nigeria.

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          17.06.2011

          NEW: Research Note 7: Anti-Materiel Rifles

          Designed to engage targets at distances well beyond a kilometre, anti-materiel rifles are also used for anti-personnel purposes.


            10.06.2011

            New from the Geneva Declaration Tackling Violence against Women: From Knowledge to Practical Initiatives


            25.05.2011

            NEW: Sudan HSBA Issue Brief 17: Rethinking DDR in South Sudan
            The latest Issue Brief from the HSBA project reviews the serious limitations, as well as some of the modest successes, of the current DDR programme in South Sudan.


            18.05.2011

            NEW: Research Note 6: Unplanned Explosions at Munitions Sites
            Unplanned explosions at munitions sites (UEMS) cause death, injury, and extensive damage to infrastructure, often resulting in long-term economic losses.


            13.05.2011

            The Indian Armed Violence Assessment (IAVA): a new level of debate.

             


            09.05.2011

            New — Occasional Paper 28: Analysis of National Reports: Implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and the International Tracing Instrument in 2009–10


            06.05.2011

            The 27th Occasional Paper from the Small Arms Survey, Safer Stockpiles: Practitioners’ Experiences with Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) Assistance Programmes, examines the challenges that commonly confront PSSM practitioners.


            29.04.2011

            Sudan update: Recent updates from the HSBA discuss the growing Southern rebellions, the crisis in Abyei, the ongoing SPLA-Shilluk conflict in Upper Nile, and the Lord’s Resistance Army.


            12.04.2011

            NEW: Sudan Working Paper 25: ‘Renouncing the Rebels: Local and Regional Dimensions of Chad–Sudan Rapprochement’ by Jérôme Tubiana.
            Reviews the circumstances of the recent Chad–Sudan rapprochement and the series of events that brought this six-year conflict to a close.


            11.04.2011

            NEW: Issue Brief 2 Scraping the Barrel: The Trade in Surplus Ammunition
            Explains the significance of the international surplus ammunition business, giving examples of surplus transfers involving Europe, the United States, Afghanistan, and Iraq; as well as presenting more detailed case studies of surplus transfers in African conflict zones.


            04.04.2011

            NEW: Research Note 5: Heavy Machine Guns (including anti-aircraft guns)
            Heavy machine guns (HMGs) are defined as having a calibre between 12.7 mm and 20 mm. They are man-portable, but are typically mounted on vehicles or ground mounts as an anti-personnel and anti-aircraft weapon.


            25.03.2011

            NEW: Research Note 4: Private Security Companies’ Firearms Stockpiles
            Examines private security company (PSC) firearm holdings: their scale and variation across settings.


            21.03.2011

            Sudan update: The latest updates from the HSBA include information and analysis on armed groups and the risk of conflict in the Three Areas, as well as on armed entities in South Kordofan.


            14.03.2011

            Sudan update: Recent updates from the HSBA include information and analysis on Sudanese-Chadian relations; and the decline of the Chadian rebellion.


            12.03.2011

            Sudan update: Recent updates from the HSBA include information and analysis on continued fighting in Abyei, and the threat posed by armed groups under the leadership of Gabriel Tang-Ginye.


            04.03.2011

            Sudan update: Recent updates from the HSBA include information and analysis on the Lord’s Resistance Army, the crisis in Abyei, and the Darfur peace process.


            03.03.2011

            NEW: Research Note 3: Craft Production of Small Arms
            The third Research Note discusses hand-made, usually illicit weapons.


            22.02.2011

            Sudan update: Fighting between George Athor and the SPLA in South Sudan's Jonglei region.


            09.02.2011

            Update on the Unresolved Crisis in Abyei: The latest update from the Sudan HSBA describes developments in the unresolved crisis in Abyei; and recent activities involving the Lord's Resistance Army.


            07.02.2011

            NEW: Research Note 2: Mortars
            The second in the new Research Note series discusses the mortar, one of the oldest forms of artillery.


            07.02.2011

            NEW: Surplus Arms in South America : A Survey – now available in Portuguese and Spanish


            04.02.2011

            'Etat D'Armes': Weapons continue killing in DRC: This award-winning photo essay, by photographer Gwenn Dubourthoumieu, illustrates how abandoned, hidden or unsafely-stored weapons and ammunition continue to kill in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


            01.02.2011

            Research Note 1: Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS)
            The first in the new Research Note series provides a brief overview of these weapons.


            28.01.2011

            Updates on Darfur Armed Opposition Groups: As international attention remains focused on the Southern referendum, the Darfur conflict continues. Key recent developments include the renewed military alliances between the main armed opposition groups, who fought together in December for the first time since 2004.


            26.01.2011

            Small Arms Survey yearbooks 2001 – 2006 are available now for free download.


            20.01.2011

            Perilous Lens: Guns in an urban landscape: 2007 photo exhibition of four photographers focusing on urban guns and gun violence, in Colombia, Gaza, Guatamala, Iraq, Liberia, the Philippines, the USA, and elsewhere.


            10.01.2011

            Firearm Marking Technologies: In-depth analysis of current  technologies and methods for marking firearms, an important an important feature of effective arms control.


            16.12.2010

            A short film on the forthcoming referendum in Southern Sudan, from the UN's IRIN news service, includes analysis of the situation on the ground from the Small Arms Survey's HSBA Project Manager Claire Mc Evoy.


            13.12.2010

            Following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, a Small Arms Survey-supported study looked at mortality, crime, violence and access to basic needs in Port-au-Prince. Published in the latest edition of the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival, this new report gives details on the research, which measures the effect of the disaster and its aftermath.


            07.11.2010

            The Timor-Leste Armed Violence Assessment Final Report brings together research and analysis produced for the Timor- Leste Armed Violence Assessment (TLAVA) over the period 2008–10.


            4.11.2010

            RASR Issue Brief 1:South-east European Surplus Arms: State Policies and Practices profiles the policies and procedures for managing surplus arms stockpiles put in place by the South-east European countries operating within the RASR Initiative.


            2.11.2010

            Occasional Paper: Confronting the Don: The Political Economy of Gang Violence in Jamaica presents an overview of gangs and guns on this small island with a high murder rate.

            21.10.2010
            Working Paper No. 22 from the Sudan HSBA: The Other War: Inter-Arab Conflict in Darfur discusses an ongoing  phenomenon which has already claimed almost 1,000 lives in 2010,  yet remains largely unexamined by the international community .

            19.10.2010
            Working Paper from the Geneva Declaration: Urban Violence in an Urban Village: A Case Study of Dili, Timor-Leste reviews the causes and symptoms of urban violence in Dili, focusing on the historical developments that have shaped current violence dynamics and risk factors.

            18.10.2010
            Issue Brief No. 2 from the Yemen Armed Violence Assessment: Under Pressure: Social violence over land and water in Yemen discusses how armed conflict over land and water is the leading cause of violent death in the country.


            15.10.2010

            Special Report: Small Arms Holdings in Brazil: Production, Trade, and Holdings explores the thriving Brazilian small arms industry, and the rise in armed violence in the country.