The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) requires that the risk of transferred weapons being used to commit gender-based violence be taken into account in the granting or denial of exports licences. However, this risk is not stated as such in the criteria of the European Common Position,...

In 2016, after four years of negotiations in Havana, the government of Juan Manuel Santos and FARC reached a peace agreement with six key objectives. However, barely three years later, a series of events have called into question the scope and legitimacy of the Agreement. On...

This quarterly monitoring, published by GRIP since 2011, aims to monitor the security situation in West Africa with a focus on Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Senegal. It examines in particular broad internal security issues,...

On 13 July 2019, on the eve of the military parade on France's National Day, President Emmanuel Macron announced new prospects for the country's military space programme. The announcements were embodied in a Space Defence Strategy publicly revealed a few days later, on July 25...

The European Union’s (EU) strategy to tackle arms trafficking and firearm-related crime took a new turn in 2017. EU Member States agreed to overhaul the decades-old Directive 91/477 which had established common rules on firearms detention and acquisition for civilians. As part...

En 2017, les États membres de l’Union européenne (UE) ont mis en place de nouvelles politiques pour renforcer leurs engagements dans le domaine de la sécurité et de la défense. Parmi les plus importantes figure la Coopération structurée permanente (ou en anglais Permanent...

En vertu du Décret de 2012[1], les autorités wallonnes doivent présenter annuellement un rapport relatif aux transferts d’armes à la Sous-...

Depuis le début de l’instabilité au Sahel et l’intensification de la violence, les opérations militaires nationales, sous-régionales et internationales se sont multipliées. Les sociétés militaires privées (SMP) font partie des acteurs sécuritaires déployés dans ce contexte.

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This Analysis addresses one of the sensitive issues of the European Defence Fund (EDFEF): that of third countries. In what terms can the latter be associated with the European Union's (EU) capability ambitions?

The EU has already partly answered this question. It is ready to open the...

During Nepal's civil war (1996-2006), Maoist groups massively recruited children into their ranks in order to fight against government forces. After the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2006 between the fighting forces, the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR)...

Het is onmogelijk om het aantal vuurwapens dat in de wereld circuleert te bepalen, maar één ding is zeker: er zijn er nog nooit zo veel geweest!...
Diversion is at the core of the proliferation of illicit weapons. It is the main form of arms and ammunition supply for non-state armed groups...
Bien qu’épargnée par les menaces terroristes qui submergent la région sahélienne, la Guinée Conakry fait face depuis plusieurs mois à une crise...
Ce rapport présente une synthèse des principales tendances et statistiques relatives aux dépenses militaires mondiales, à la production et aux...
Manufacturing processes consisting in adding layers of material, widely referred to as ‘3D printing’, have been used in many industrial sectors for...
Le recrutement d’enfants-soldats dans des groupes et forces armés est identifié comme un problème important en République démocratique du Congo (RDC...
Since the 1990s, drug trafficking networks have been infiltrating Kenyan communication and economic infrastructures. Forced to divert from their main...
The conflict in Ukraine is no longer in the headlines in Western Europe and yet the situation cannot be described as a frozen conflict. In recent...
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