Small Arms Survey 2012: Moving Targets

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The Small Arms Survey 2012: Moving Targets looks at what is changing, and not changing, in relation to armed violence and small arms proliferation. Chapters on firearm homicide in Latin America and the Caribbean, drug violence in selected Latin American countries, and non-lethal violence worldwide illustrate that security is a moving target; armed violence continues to undermine security and well-being around the world. The goal of curbing small arms proliferation, embodied in the UN Programme of Action, appears similarly elusive. Chapters on illicit small arms in war zones, trade transparency, Somali piracy, and the 2011 UN Meeting of Governmental Experts highlight some of the successes and challenges in this area. Country studies examine Kazakhstan and Somaliland. The final installment of the authorized transfers project looks at the total value of exports and imports globally, including small arms and light weapons, ammunition, and parts and accessories.

About the Small Arms Survey 2012
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Introduction
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Chapter 1. A Fatal Relationship: Guns and Deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean
Full chapter: ENGLISH
Annexe 1.1: Trends in firearm homicides, 1995–2010. (ENGLISH)
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Chapter 2. When Business Gets Bloody: State Policy and Drug Violence
Full chapter: ENGLISH 
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Chapter 3. A Matter of Survival: Non-Lethal Firearm Violence
Full chapter: ENGLISH
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Chapter 4. Blue Skies and Dark Clouds: Kazakhstan and Small Arms
Full chapter: ENGLISH
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Chapter 5. Between State and Non-state: Somaliland's Emerging Security Order
Full chapter: ENGLISH
Summary: ENGLISH, ARABIC, CHINESE, FRENCH, GERMAN, PORTUGUESE, RUSSIAN, SPANISH

Photo Essay. Troubled Waters: Somali Piracy
Photo essay (ENGLISH)

Chapter 6. Escalation at Sea: Somali Piracy and Private Security Companies
Full chapter: ENGLISH
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Chapter 7. Precedent in the Making: The UN Meeting of Governmental Experts
Full chapter: ENGLISH
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Chapter 8. Piece by Piece: Authorized Transfers of Parts and Accessories
Full chapter: ENGLISH
Annexe 8.1: Methodology (ENGLISH)
Annexes 8.2 and 8.3: Major exporters and importers (ENGLISH)
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Chapter 9. Point by Point: Trends in Transparency
Full chapter: ENGLISH
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Chapter 10. Surveying the Battlefield: Illicit Arms In Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia
Full chapter: ENGLISH
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Index
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Keywords: illicit trafficking