Tracking Munitions Stockpiles and Trades

Sponsor: SOAS, University of London
Sponsor Liaison: Dan Plesch
Hentietta Wilson
Student Team: Jack Ayvazian
Kimberly Coudrey
Benjamin Lunden
Victor Mercola
Donovan Tames
Abstract: Despite increasing calls for arms transparency, many countries are reluctant to report weapons trades and stockpiles. This project transformed the Global Weapons Tracking website into a platform to hold nations accountable, cohere the arms control community, and inform the public on large arms control. We developed maps displaying stockpiles, trades, and transparency indicators while soliciting website design feedback from arms control organizations. Our findings suggest that a nation’s journalistic freedom and local conflicts contribute towards their participation in voluntary munitions reporting.
Link: Final report