May 16, 2013: AEMP director Caleb Rossiter recently published an article in Foreign Policy in Focus on the news UN Arms Trade Treaty titled: An Agreement on Arms, With No Teeth. You can read it here.
Caleb points out that the treaty adds no new barriers to the arms trade, and specifically excludes a proposed ban on providing weapons and training to the armed forces of dictators. No wonder it's so popular with arms-exporting countries like the United States.
But why is the treaty so popular with human rights and arms control groups? Please ask them!