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Recent Publications

  • Facilitating PSSM Assistance in the Sahel and Beyond: Introducing the PSSM Priorities Matrix. Issue Brief No. 18, December 2016.

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  • Measuring Illicit Arms Flows: Somalia, October 2016. Research Note No. 61.

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  • The Online Trade of Light Weapons in Libya, by N. R. Jenzen-Jones and Graeme Rice, April 2016. Security Assessment in North Africa Dispatch No. 6.

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Publications on Africa and the Middle East

Regional

  • Floating Armouries in the Indian Ocean, May 2015. Research Note No. 52, Armed Actors.

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  • Implementation in Practice: National Points of Contact in the RECSA Region, June 2014. Issue Brief No. 7.

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  • Efficacy of Small Arms Control Measures and National Reporting: Learning from Africa, August 2013. Research Note No. 33, Measures and Programmes (also available in Arabic, French, and Portuguese).

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  • Making a Mark: Reporting on Firearms Marking in the RECSA Region, by James Bevan and Benjamin King, a joint publication of Regional Centre on Small Arms in the Great Lakes Region, the Horn of Africa and Bordering States, and the Small Arms Survey; with support from the US Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement. April 2013. Special Report No. 19.

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  • Lessons Learned from Weapon-marking Initiatives, April 2013. Research Note No. 28, Measures and Programmes (also available in French).

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Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Facilitating PSSM Assistance in the Sahel and Beyond: Introducing the PSSM Priorities Matrix. Issue Brief No. 18, December 2016.

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  • Evolving Traditional Practices: Managing Small Arms in the Horn of Africa and Karamoja Cluster, June 2014, Armed Actors Issue Brief No. 3 (see Annexe)

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  • Trading Life, Trading Death: The Flow of Small Arms from Mozambique to Malawi, by Gregory Mthembu-Salter, January 2009. Working Paper No. 6

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  • No Refuge: The Crisis of Refugee Militarization in Africa, edited by Robert Muggah, co-published with BICC, published by Zed Books, July 2006.

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  • Armed and Aimless: Armed Groups, Guns, and Human Security in the ECOWAS Region, edited by Nicolas Florquin and Eric G. Berman, May 2005 (also available in French).

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Benin

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Burkina Faso

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Burundi

  • 'Insecurity Is Also a War': An Assessment of Armed Violence in Burundi, by Stéphanie Pézard and Savannah de Tessières, October 2009 (also available in French)

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  • Small Arms in Burundi: Disarming the Civilian Population in Peacetime, by Stéphanie Pézard and Nicolas Florquin, a study by the Small Arms Survey and the Ligue Iteka with support from UNDP–Burundi and Oxfam–NOVIB, August 2007. Special Report No. 7 (also available in French)

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Cape Verde

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Central African Republic

  • The Central African Republic and Small Arms: A Regional Tinderbox, by Eric G. Berman with Louisa N. Lombard, December 2008 (also available in French).

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  • La République Centrafricaine: une étude de cas sur les armes légères et les conflits, by Eric G. Berman, with the support of UNDP, July 2006. Special Report No. 6

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Chad

  • Echo Effects: Chadian Instability and the Darfur Conflict, February 2008. HSBA Issue Brief No. 9 (also available in Arabic and French)

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Côte d'Ivoire

  • Identifying Sources: Small-calibre Ammunition in Côte d'Ivoire, by Holger Anders, a joint publication of the Small Arms Survey/Security Assessment North Africa project and the Integrated Embargo Monitoring Unit of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire. June 2014. Special Report No. 21. (This report is also available in French.)

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  • Enquête nationale sur les armes légères et de petit calibre en Côte d'Ivoire: les défis du contrôle des armes et de la lutte contre la violence armée avant la crise post-électorale, by Savannah de Tessières, a joint publication of the UNDP, the Commission Nationale de Lutte contre la Prolifération et la Circulation Illicite des Armes Légères et de Petit Calibre, Côte d'Ivoire, and the Small Arms Survey, April 2012. Special Report No. 14 (Summary available in English).

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Down, but Not Out: The FDLR in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, January 2016. Research Note No. 56, Armed Actors.

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  • Demobilization in the DRC: Armed Groups and the Role of Organizational Control, April 2013, Armed Actors Issue Brief No. 1

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  • The Wheel Turns Again: Militarization and Rwanda's Congolese Refugees, by Gregory Mthembu-Salter. In Robert Muggah, ed. No Refuge, co-published with Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), published by Zed Books.

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Gambia

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Ghana

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Guinea

  • The Militarization and Demilitarization of Refugee Camps and Settlements in Guinea, 1999-2004, by James Milner and Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, 2006. In Robert Muggah, ed. No Refuge, co-published with Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) by Zed Books.

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Guinea-Bissau

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Iraq

  • Feeding the Fire: Illicit Small Arms Ammunition in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia, July 2014. Issue Brief No. 8.

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  • Rogue Rocketeers: Artillery Rockets and Armed Groups, by Matt Schroeder, July 2014. Working Paper No. 19

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  • The Role of Small Arms During the 2003–2004 Conflict in Iraq, by Riyadh Lafta, et al., September 2005. Working Paper No. 1

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Kenya

  • Evolving Traditional Practices: Managing Small Arms in the Horn of Africa and Karamoja Cluster, June 2014, Armed Actors Issue Brief No. 3 (see Annexe)

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  • Policing the Periphery: Opportunities and Challenges for Kenya Police Reserves, by Kennedy Mkutu and Gerald Wandera. March 2013. Working Paper No. 15

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  • Political Conflict and Vulnerabilities: Firearms and Electoral Violence in Kenya, December 2012, Armed Violence Issue Brief No. 2

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  • Battering, Rape, and Lethal Violence: A Baseline of Information on Physical Threats against Women in Nairobi, by Claire Mc Evoy, December 2012. Working Paper No. 13

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  • Availability of Small Arms and Perceptions of Security in Kenya: An Assessment, by Manasseh Wepundi, Eliud Nthiga, Eliud Kabuu, Ryan Murray, and Anna Alvazzi del Frate, a joint publication of Kenya National Focus Point on Small Arms and Light Weapons, and the Small Arms Survey, with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. June 2012. Special Report No. 16. (This report is also available in Swahili. An Executive Summary including recommendations is also available in English and Swahili.)

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  • Blowback: Kenya's Illicit Ammunition Problem in Turkana North District, by James Bevan, June 2008. Occasional Paper No. 22 (Executive Summary also available)

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Lebanon

  • Security Provision in Southern Lebanon: Surveying Public Opinion, May 2010. Lebanon Armed Violence Assessment Issue Brief No. 1

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Lesotho

  • Destroying Surplus Weapons: An Assessment of Experience in South Africa and Lesotho, by Sarah Meek and Noel Stott, co-published with UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), 2003.

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Liberia

  • The Value of Hospital Data: Understanding and Preventing Intentional Injury in Liberia, by Lucie Collinson, Andrew Winnington, and Mary Vriniotis, January 2016. Working Paper No. 22.

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  • Peace without Security: Violence against Women and Girls in Liberia, September 2012. Issue Brief No. 3

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  • Reading between the Lines: Crime and Victimization in Liberia, September 2011. Liberia Armed Violence Assessment Issue Brief No. 2

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  • A Legacy of War? Perceptions of Security in Liberia, September 2011. Liberia Armed Violence Assessment Issue Brief No. 1

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Libya

  • The Online Trade of Light Weapons in Libya, by N. R. Jenzen-Jones and Graeme Rice, April 2016. Security Assessment in North Africa Dispatch No. 6.

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  • Missing Missiles: The Proliferation of Man-portable Air Defence Systems in North Africa, June 2015. Security Assessment in North Africa Issue Brief No. 2. (also available in Arabic)

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  • Politics by Other Means: Conflicting Interests in Libya's Security Sector, by Wolfram Lacher and Peter Cole, October 2014. Working Paper No. 20 (also available in Turkish, Arabic)

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  • Security and Justice in Post-Revolution Libya: Where to Turn? by Fiona Mangan and Christina Murtaugh with Ferdaouis Bagga, co-published with the United States Institute of Peace. September 2014.

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  • Searching for Stability: Perceptions of Security, Justice, and Firearms in Libya, August 2014. Security Assessment in North Africa Issue Brief No. 1 (also available in Arabic)

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  • Libya’s Fractious South and Regional Instability, by Wolfram Lacher, February 2014. Security Assessment in North Africa Dispatch No. 3 (also available in Arabic and Turkish)

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  • On the Edge? Trafficking and Insecurity at the Tunisian–Libyan Border, by Moncef Kartas, December 2013. Working Paper No. 17 (also available in Arabic and French)

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  • Small-calibre Ammunition in Libya: An Update, by N.R. Jenzen-Jones, December 2013. Security Assessment in North Africa Dispatch No. 2 (also available in Arabic)

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  • FAL Rifles in Libya: A Guide to Data Gathering, by Damien Spleeters, July 2013. Security Assessment in North Africa Dispatch No. 1 (also available in Arabic)

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  • Ad Hoc Arsenals: PSSM Practices of Selected Non-state Actors, May 2013, Armed Actors Issue Brief No. 2

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  • The Headstamp Trail: An Assessment of Small-calibre Ammunition Found in Libya, by N.R. Jenzen-Jones, May 2013. Working Paper No. 16 (also available in Arabic)

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  • After the Fall: Libya's Evolving Armed Groups, by Brian McQuinn, October 2012. Working Paper No. 12 (also available in Arabic)

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  • Armed Groups in Libya: Typology and Roles, June 2012. Research Note No. 18, Armed Actors (also available in Arabic).

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Madagascar

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Malawi

  • Trading Life, Trading Death: The Flow of Small Arms from Mozambique to Malawi, by Gregory Mthembu-Salter, January 2009. Working Paper No. 6

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Mali

  • Rebel Forces in Northern Mali: Documented Weapons, Ammunition and Related Materiel. Co-published with Conflict Armament Research, April 2013.

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Mauritania

  • Arms in and around Mauritania: National and Regional Security Implications, by Stéphanie Pézard with Anne-Kathrin Glatz, June 2010. Occasional Paper No. 24 (also available in French)

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Mozambique

  • Secret Stockpiles: Arms Caches and Disarmament Efforts in Mozambique, by Gary Littlejohn, September 2015. Working Paper 21

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  • Firearm-related Violence in Mozambique, a joint publication of the Ministry of the Interior of Mozambique, the World Health Organization—Mozambique, and the Small Arms Survey, June 2009. Special Report No. 10

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  • Trading Life, Trading Death: The Flow of Small Arms from Mozambique to Malawi, by Gregory Mthembu-Salter, January 2009. Working Paper No. 6

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Niger

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Nigeria

  • A Deadly Cycle: Ethno-Religious Conflict in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria by Jana Krause, published by the Geneva Declaration Secretariat, November 2011. (An Executive Summary is also available)

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  • Small Arms, Armed Violence, and Insecurity in Nigeria: The Niger Delta in Perspective, by Jennifer M. Hazen with Jonas Horner, December 2007. Occasional Paper No. 20

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Republic of Congo

  • Quoi de neuf sur le front congolais? Evaluation de base sur la circulation des armes lLégères et de petit calibre en République du Congo, by Robert Muggah and Ryan Nichols, published with the UNDP–Republic of the Congo, December 2007. Special Report No. 8

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  • Small Arms Availability, Trade, and Impacts in the Republic of Congo, commissioned by IOM and the UNDP, by Spyros Demetriou, Robert Muggah and Ian Biddle, April 2002. Special Report No. 2

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Rwanda

  • Down, but Not Out: The FDLR in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, January 2016. Research Note No. 56, Armed Actors.

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  • The Wheel Turns Again: Militarization and Rwanda's Congolese Refugees, by Gregory Mthembu-Salter. In Robert Muggah, ed. No Refuge, co-published with Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), published by Zed Books.

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  • The Use and Perception of Weapons Before and After Conflict: Evidence from Rwanda, by Cécelle Meijer and Philip Verwimp, October 2005. Working Paper No. 2

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Senegal

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Sierra Leone

  • Re-Armament in Sierra Leone: One Year After the Lome Peace Agreement, by Eric Berman, December 2000. Occasional Paper No. 1 (also available in French)

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Somalia

  • Measuring Illicit Arms Flows: Somalia, October 2016. Research Note No. 61.

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  • Evolving Traditional Practices: Managing Small Arms in the Horn of Africa and Karamoja Cluster, June 2014, Armed Actors Issue Brief No. 3 (see Annexe)

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  • Feeding the Fire: Illicit Small Arms Ammunition in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia, July 2014. Issue Brief No. 8.

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  • Community Safety and Small Arms in Somaliland, a joint publication of the Danish Demining Group and the Small Arms Survey, 2010.

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South Africa

  • Islands of Safety in a Sea of Guns: Gun-free Zones in South Africa, by Adèle Kirsten et al., January 2006. Working Paper No. 3

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  • A Guide to the Destruction of Small Arms and Light Weapons: the Approach of the South African National Defence Force, by Sarah Meek and Noel Stott, co-published with the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), 2004.

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  • Destroying Surplus Weapons: An Assessment of Experience in South Africa and Lesotho, by Sarah Meek and Noel Stott, co-published with UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), 2003.

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South Sudan

The Human Security Baseline Assessment for Sudan and South Sudan project has produced more than three dozen in-depth reports on aspects of armed violence, small arms, and insecurity in Sudan and South Sudan. These reports can be accessed via the HSBA publications page. 

  • Diversion of Arms and Ammunition in Peace Operations: Observations based on Missions in Sudan and South Sudan, September 2015. Research Note No. 54, Armed Actors.

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  • Under Attack and Above Scrutiny? Arms and Ammunition Diversion from Peacekeepers in Sudan and South Sudan, 2002-14, by Eric Berman and Mihaela Racovita, July 2015. Working Paper No. 37 (also available in Arabic)

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  • Evolving Traditional Practices: Managing Small Arms in the Horn of Africa and Karamoja Cluster, June 2014, Armed Actors Issue Brief No. 3 (see Annexe)

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  • Excess Arms in South Sudan: Security Forces and Surplus Management, April 2014. Issue Brief No. 6.

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Sudan

The Human Security Baseline Assessment for Sudan and South Sudan project has produced more than three dozen in-depth reports on aspects of armed violence, small arms, and insecurity in Sudan and South Sudan. These reports can be accessed via the HSBA publications page. 

  • Diversion of Arms and Ammunition in Peace Operations: Observations based on Missions in Sudan and South Sudan, September 2015. Research Note No. 54, Armed Actors.

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  • Under Attack and Above Scrutiny? Arms and Ammunition Diversion from Peacekeepers in Sudan and South Sudan, 2002-14, by Eric Berman and Mihaela Racovita, July 2015. Working Paper No. 37 (also available in Arabic)

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  • Ad Hoc Arsenals: PSSM Practices of Selected Non-state Actors, May 2013, Armed Actors Issue Brief No. 2

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Syria

  • Fire and Forget: The Proliferation of Man-portable Air Defence Systems in Syria, August 2014. Issue Brief No. 9.

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  • Rogue Rocketeers: Artillery Rockets and Armed Groups, by Matt Schroeder, July 2014. Working Paper No. 19

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  • Following the Headstamp Trail: An Assessment of Small-calibre Ammunition Documented in Syria, by N.R. Jenzen-Jones, April 2014. Working Paper No. 18 (also available in Arabic)

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  • Foreign Jihadism in Syria: The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, by Laurent Vinatier, April 2014. Security Assessment in North Africa Dispatch No.  4 (also available in Arabic)

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Togo

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Uganda

  • Evolving Traditional Practices: Managing Small Arms in the Horn of Africa and Karamoja Cluster, June 2014, Armed Actors Issue Brief No. 3 (see Annexe)

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  • Security Provision and Small Arms in Karamoja: A Survey of Perceptions, by Kees Kingma, Frank Muhereza, Ryan Murray, Matthias Nowak, and Lilu Thapa, a joint publication of the Danish Demining Group and the Small Arms Survey. September 2012. Special Report No. 17.

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  • Crisis in Karamoja: Armed Violence and the Failure of Disarmament in Uganda’s Most Deprived Region, by James Bevan, June 2008. Occasional Paper No. 21 (Executive Summary also available)

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  • Protection Failures: Outward and Inward Militarization of Refugee Settlements and IDP Camps in Uganda, by Robert Muggah, 2006. In Robert Muggah, ed. No Refuge, co-published with Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) by Zed Books.

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Yemen

  • Under Pressure: Social Violence Over Land and Water in Yemen, October 2010. Yemen Armed Violence Assessment Issue Brief No. 2 (also available in Arabic).

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  • Fault Lines: Tracking Armed Violence in Yemen, May 2010.
    Yemen Armed Violence Assessment Issue Brief No. 1 (also available in Arabic). See also the supplement to this Issue Brief.

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  • Demand, Stockpiles, and Social Controls: Small Arms in Yemen, by Derek B. Miller, May 2003. Occasional Paper No. 9 (also available in Arabic)

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