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1. Introduction - Lora Lumpe Part I: Framing the Issue 2. Anatomy of a Shady Deal - Brian Johnson-Thomas 3. What's 'Legal'? What's 'Illegal'? - Emanuela-Chiara Gillard Part II: The Sources 4. Government Gun-running to Guerrillas - Lucy Mathiak and Lora Lumpe 5. Manufacturing Trends - Pete Abel 6. Domestic Gun Markets - Wendy Cukier and Steve Shropshire Part III: The Mechanics 7. Making the Deal and Moving the Goods-the role of brokers and shippers - Brian Wood and Johan Peleman 8. Gunsmoke and Mirrors: Financing the illegal trade - Tom Naylor Part IV: The Way Forward 9. Combating Arms Trafficking - Sarah Meek 10. Law Enforcement and International Gun Trafficking - Ted Leggett 11. Summary of Recommendations - Lora Lumpe

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This work, about the guns that fuel the toll of deaths in the world's most bloody conflicts in the early 21st century, seeks to advance understanding of the illegal arms traffic.

About the Author

Lora Lumpe founded the Arms Sales Monitoring Project at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington DC in 1991 where she directed its research and advocacy programme until she became director of research at the Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers at the Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo, in 1998. In addition to publishing numerous book chapters, magazine articles and op-eds, she edited the quarterly newsletter, Arms Sales Monitor. She coauthored Arms Trade Revealed: A Guide for Investigators and Activists (1998) and is the editor of other recent books on disarmament topics.


The international community is awakening to the dangers... Running Guns provides a body of interpretative analysis that should serve as the framework for developing real responses. * Daniel Garcia-Pea, former Colombian Presidential advisor and peace negotiator *
This book tells us what to do, and why we should do it now. * Jan Egeland, former Deputy Norwegian Foreign Minister *
This book provides a wealth of analysis and outlines concrete steps that governments must take if they are serious about shutting down the traffic in small arms. * Jody Williams, International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Nobel Peace Laureate *
Provides the first in-depth coverage of the infrastructure of the small arms business, and traces the evolving international efforts to contain the impact of these weapons. * Jonathan M. Winer, former US Deputy Ass. Sec. of State for International Narcotics and Crime *
Running Guns lays out a no-nonsense agenda for government action that would effectively counter this deadly trade. * Jose Ramos-Horta, National Council of Timorese Resistance and Nobel Peace Laureate *

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