Small Arms Survey 2015: Weapons and the World

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The Small Arms Survey 2015: Weapons and the World examines the role of weapons and armed violence in humanity’s appropriation of the earth’s wildlife and mineral riches—in Africa, where the poaching of elephants and rhinos is becoming increasingly militarized, and near resource extraction sites around the world. In addition to presenting updates on the UN small arms process and the top arms importers and exporters, the volume assesses how recent technological developments affect weapons marking, record-keeping, and tracing; reviews small arms flows to Egypt, Libya, and Syria before and after the ‘Arab Spring’; and evaluates a stockpile management initiative in South-east Europe. The ‘armed actors’ section sheds light on the arms and ammunition used by insurgents in northern Mali, the decline of the Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda, and the use of floating armouries by private security companies in the Indian Ocean. This edition also analyses the conditions that are driving young people to adopt high-risk coping strategies in Burundi.
 

Highlights: Key Findings and Chapter Summaries
ENGLISH, ARABIC, FRENCH, SPANISH

About the Small Arms Survey 2015
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INTRODUCTION
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CHAPTER 1. In the Line of Fire: Elephant and Rhino Poaching in Africa
Full chapter: ENGLISH
Summary: ENGLISH, ARABIC, FRENCH, SPANISH

CHAPTER 2. Digging for Trouble: Violence and Frontier Urbanization
Full chapter: ENGLISH
Summary: ENGLISH, ARABIC, FRENCH, SPANISH

CHAPTER 3. One Meeting after Another: UN Process Update
Full chapter: ENGLISH 
Summary: ENGLISH, ARABIC, FRENCH, SPANISH

CHAPTER 4. Trade Update: After the ‘Arab Spring’
Full chapter: ENGLISH
Annexes 4.1 and 4.2: Major exporters and importers (ENGLISH)
Annexe 4.3: Importers and main recipients of shipments from the largest exporters (ENGLISH)
Annexe 4.4: Authorized transfers of small arms and light weapons to Egypt, Libya, and Syria (ENGLISH)
Summary: ENGLISH, ARABIC, FRENCH, SPANISH

CHAPTER 5. Less ‘Bang’ for the Buck: Stockpile Management in South-east Europe
Full chapter: ENGLISH
Summary: ENGLISH, ARABIC, FRENCH, SPANISH

CHAPTER 6. Expanding Arsenals: Insurgent Arms in Northern Mali
Full chapter: ENGLISH
Summary: ENGLISH, ARABIC, FRENCH, SPANISH

CHAPTER 7. Waning Cohesion: The Rise and Fall of the FDLR–FOCA
Full chapter: ENGLISH
Summary: ENGLISH, ARABIC, FRENCH, SPANISH

CHAPTER 8. Stockpiles at Sea: Floating Armouries in the Indian Ocean
Full chapter: ENGLISH
Summary: ENGLISH, ARABIC, FRENCH, SPANISH

CHAPTER 9. Unprotected: Young People in Post-conflict Burundi
Full chapter: ENGLISH
Summary: ENGLISH, ARABIC, FRENCH, SPANISH

INDEX
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Keywords: trade update yearbook