New Situation Update on arms trafficking and risks of proliferation under the Taliban in Afghanistan
GENEVA—Since the collapse of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in August 2021, the Taliban have sought to tighten their control over arms possession among their provincial commanders, the men under them, as well as civilians, and to rein in smuggling activity. Despite these efforts, however, smuggling continues, influenced by local dynamics in the provinces and long-standing clandestine arms trafficking networks.
Arms Smuggling Dynamics under Taliban rule—a new Situation Update co-authored by the Small Arms Survey and Afghan Peace Watch—reports on the recent field investigations in the country, and the risks for arms proliferation under the Taliban.
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