Content

Britain Debrief

May 8, 2022

#BritainDebrief – Which Western leaders have done enough for Ukraine? A Debrief from Kira Rudik

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah interviews Kira Rudik, member of the Ukrainian Parliament and leader of the Voice Party, about which of Ukraine's allies have helped the most.

Arms Control Central Europe

In the News

Apr 14, 2022

Qaddour joins the Mehdi Hasan Show to discuss similarities between Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Human Rights

In the News

Apr 4, 2022

Fontenrose quoted in Middle East Eye on obstacles facing Russia in pursuit of arms deals in the Middle East

By Atlantic Council

Arms Control Conflict

Blog Post

Apr 19, 2021

An EAR-evolution? What Commerce’s military intelligence end-user rule may foretell

By Annie Froehlich

Export controls have become an increasingly prominent tool in the US' foreign policy. However, a new rule that restricts the activities of US persons may foretell a shift in tactics.

Arms Control China

In-Depth Research & Reports

Dec 15, 2020

A guide to illicit Iranian weapon transfers: The Bahrain file

By Tim Michetti

A new report by illicit weapon flows expert Tim Michetti offers a comprehensive, field-based case study on illicit Iranian weapon flows. The report is based on a confidential assessment of the materiel procurement networks of militants operating inside Bahrain.

Iran Middle East

Issue Brief

Oct 7, 2020

The Maduro-Hezbollah Nexus: How Iran-backed Networks Prop up the Venezuelan Regime

By Joseph M. Humire

Introduction In the face of another fated sham election in Venezuela, countries throughout the Americas and Europe are focusing on the many illicit tactics Nicolás Maduro uses to hold on to power. Top among them: the far-reaching illicit networks that prop up the Maduro regime. This includes armed groups that control vast swaths of territory, […]

Americas Conflict

In the News

Sep 9, 2020

Azodi quoted in Forbes on Iran weapon exports

Iran Middle East
Illicit Networks-Zaranj

In-Depth Research & Reports

Jul 15, 2020

Strategies for reforming Afghanistan’s illicit networks

By Harris Samad and Fatima Salman

Authored in-house and advised upon by senior fellows Ambassador James B. Cunningham, Ambassador Omar Samad, Marika Theros, Javid Ahmad, and Fatemeh Aman, this report explores illicit networks in Afghanistan in the context of peacebuilding, democratic consolidation, and enhancing state capacity. It concludes by outlining several specific policy recommendations that will be necessary to combat the illicit networks in a manner that supports the durability of the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan and the continued consolidation of its fragile democratic institutions.

Afghanistan Arms Control

In the News

Jun 10, 2020

McFate quoted in the Africa Report on the commercial nature of war in Libya

By Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

In the News

May 25, 2020

McFate quoted in the New York Times on the ways in which mercenaries are changing the nature of conflict in Libya

By Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

Experts