18 Feb 2016
Can Asians Fight?
Author: Ahmed S Hashim
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
This commentary analyzes Asian’s ability to fight. It concludes that even though the region’s powers have been spending a lot of money on high technology weapons recently, their ability to fight complex wars remains questionable.
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Autonomous Weapons and Operational Risk
Author: Paul Scharre
Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
This paper considers 1) the risks of using autonomous weapon systems in future wars; 2) the guidelines that are needed to evaluate these risks (safety, reliability, etc.
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Checks and Balances: Securing Small Arms during Peace Operations
Author: Matt Schroeder
Small Arms Survey
This brief highlights the difficulties associated with transporting, safeguarding and using small arms and light weapons in peace operations.
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Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2015
Author: Aude Fleurant, Sam Perlo-Freeman, Pieter D Wezeman, Siemon T Wezeman
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
This Fact Sheet, which is based on SIPRI’s Arms Transfers Database, highlights the trends and issues that defined global arms transfers from 1950 to 2014.
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