On 22 March, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime published this report, which says that, sespite some over-heated claims, there is currently no substantial outflow of weapons from the Ukrainian conflict zone.  However, every precedent suggests that, especially if the threat is not addressed proactively and imaginatively, when the current war ends, Ukraine’s battlefields could and will become the new arsenal of anarchy, arming everyone from insurgents in Africa to gangsters in the streets of Europe.  The report explores the current situation in Ukraine in terms of the spread of weapons into non-state hands and clandestine supply chains.  It considers the prospects for more serious levels of proliferation after the end of hostilities, and makes practical recommendations for Ukraine and its foreign partners.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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