The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. It serves as the principal source of public information on all aspects of small arms and armed violence and as a resource centre for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and activists. The Small Arms Survey 2009 contains two thematic sections. The first highlights the challenges of ensuring security after the formal end of war and comprises an overview chapter and three case studies (Aceh, Afghanistan, and Southern Lebanon). The second thematic section explores various aspects of small arms transfers, including the value of the authorized trade, national controls, and weapons tracing. Additional chapters focus on small arms measures and impacts.
Table of Contents
1. Sifting the sources: unauthorized small arms transfers; 2. Devils in diversity: export controls for military small arms; 3. Revealing provenance: weapons tracing during and after conflict; 4. Two steps forward: UN measures update; 5. Man, the state, and war: the three faces of small arms disarmament; 6. Large and small: impacts of armed violence on children and youth; 7. Securing the peace: post-conflict security promotion; 8. The limits of DDR: reintegration lessons from Aceh; 9. DDR in Afghanistan: when state-building and insecurity collide; 10. Testing received wisdom: perceptions of security in southern Lebanon.