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    Day 4: As ATT Conference Work Begins, Venezuela Wins the Crazy Prize

    After a quiet afternoon Thursday, the third day of the U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty conference closed with a bang. The conference president, Ambassador Roberto Garcia Moritán, again tried to persuade the delegates to accept his proposal that, on Friday, they split into two working groups, one to consider the treaty’s … More

    Day Three: At the Arms Trade Treaty Conference, the U.S. Speaks

    After the dictatorial circus of the morning, the afternoon session of the ATT Conference was comparatively calm. The lowlight was the address by Saudi Arabia, which seemed to be doing its best to outbid Egypt in the “we support Palestine” sweepstakes. No demand was too extreme: Palestinian state membership in … More

    Day Two: Palestinian Issue Continues to Vex Arms Trade Treaty Conference

    The second day of the U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Conference, July 3, opened much as the first day had closed: with a very delayed start. The issue, still, was the Palestinian demand—instigated by Egypt—to be included as full participants in the conference, which continued to meet staunch resistance from … More

    Day One: At Arms Trade Treaty Conference, U.S. Opposes Palestinian Inclusion

    The much-heralded United Nations conference to negotiate the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) launched with a media and propaganda blitz, but the reality on the ground was less impressive. Not only did the conference achieve nothing in its first day, but it never got started. By closing time at 6 p.m.—U.N. … More

    The U.N. Speaks: The Arms Trade Treaty Will Affect "Legally Owned Weapons"

    Yesterday, the U.N. released its press kit for the July conference that will finalize the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The most interesting item in the kit is a lengthy paper by the U.N.’s Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) program titled “The Impact of Poorly Regulated Arms Transfers on … More