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What Happened to the Arms Trade Treaty?


What Happened to the Arms Trade Treaty?

Harry Blain

April 2, 2013 was an unusually happy day at UN headquarters in New York. After years of pressure from civil society groups, the General Assembly adopted a new treaty establishing “the highest possible common standards” for regulating the “international trade in conventional arms.”


Well done, Mr. Blain

Good writing and analysis

Veterans For Peace


A good essay, indeed. But it stops short of a conclusion. The only way to end war is not by ending the arms trade, as it points out a futile effort, but by going to the root cause - capitalism. End capitalism and the pursuit of profit and you end modern war.