President-elect Joe Biden is planning to tackle many foreign policy issues within the first 100 days of his administration, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the Paris climate agreement, and nuclear nonproliferation, but he should also take steps to strengthen controls surrounding the transfer of conventional arms.
Congress rejected efforts to curtail U.S. arms transfers to the United Arab Emirates, but the future of the deal is uncertain with the incoming Biden administration.
Evolving U.S. and Chinese attitudes toward the Arms Trade Treaty are changing the treaty’s outlook just seven years after its adoption.
Congress is taking steps against Trump administration efforts to conclude large new arms deals with the United Arab Emirates.
Record-high U.S. arms export plans are spurring Democrats to boost congressional oversight.
Iran’s UN ambassador sets out the case against U.S. actions in the Security Council.
The adoption of concrete arms control measures, combined with UN monitoring and reporting, could enable the UN secretary-general’s call for a global ceasefire to take hold.
The Trump administration continues to push Middle East arms sales after an internal U.S. State Department report was released.