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Small Arms Survey


The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. It serves as the principal international source of public information on all aspects of small arms, and as a resource centre for governments, policy makers, researchers, and activists. The project has an international staff with expertise in security studies, political science, international public policy, law, economics, development studies, conflict resolution, and sociology. The staff work closely with a worldwide network of researchers and partners.

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Policy Briefs

Title: Weapons Tracing and Peace Support Operations: Theory or Practice?
Date: March 2012

Title: Precedent in the Making: The UN Meeting of Governmental Experts
Date: March 2012

Title: Ammunition Marking: Current Practices and Future Possibilities
Date: January 2012

Title: Scraping the Barrel: The Trade in Surplus Ammunition
Date: April 2011

Title: The Method behind the Mark: A Review of Firearm Marking Technologies
Date: December 2010

Title: South-east European Surplus Arms: State Policies and Practices,
Date: November 2010

Title: Under Pressure: Social violence over land and water in Yemen
Date: October 2010

Title: Fault lines: Tracking armed violence in Yemen
Date: May 2010

Title: Symptoms and causes: Insecurity and underdevelopment in Eastern Equatoria
Date: April 2010