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    Weapons Proliferation in Syria a Major Challenge to Regional Security

    During last year’s civil war in Libya, the Muammar Qadhafi regime’s weapon stockpiles were looted, and highly destructive arms quickly spread throughout Libya and the region. Twenty-one months into the revolution in Syria, the country is witnessing a similar experience. Though the United States officially opposes the provision of weapons … More

    Russia Draws a Veil over Its Weapons Program

    On Wednesday, the Russian government said it will not seek to extend the Nunn–Lugar program after the program expires next year. The Nunn–Lugar program has been a useful tool for increasing transparency and reducing the likelihood of diversion of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons in the countries of the former … More

    Senate to Prevent Rosoboronexport Helicopter Sales to Afghanistan?

    Recently, 17 Senators expressed a concern over U.S. government trade ties to Rosoboronexport, a leading Russian arms exporter that supplies weapons to the defiant Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. On March 12, the Senators addressed a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta stating that “Russia remains the top supplier of … More