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27 August 2013

Insecurity and the Arms Trade in West Africa

Beninese Army Soldiers Taking Part in Live Fire Exercise at Bembèrèkè in June 2009.
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Beninese Army Soldiers Taking Part in Live Fire Exercise at Bembèrèkè in June 2009.

Although the recently signed Arms Trade Treaty has raised hopes that arms trafficking will wane in West Africa, the CFR’s John Campbell is more cautious. He thinks everything rests upon how the treaty is implemented in a region still characterized by weak administrative and institutional capacities.

An interview with John Campbell.

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