Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 12/2011

National reports on arms exports

Henning Weber, Mark Bromley

March 2011

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute


Since the early 1990s an increasing number of governments have chosen to publish national reports on their arms exports (see figure 1 and table 1). The initial push to publish national reports on arms exports came from various national parliaments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) demanding greater oversight of government implementation of arms export policies. Such demands gained particular traction following a spate of arms exportrelated scandals in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.