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Why UN Arms Negotiations Must Include Talk of Ending Corporate Secrecy

Stefanie Ostfeld | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Stefanie Ostfeld

As United Nations representatives meet to hammer out a Global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in New York this week, they must take into account the role of corporate secrecy in facilitating illegal arms trafficking and other crimes around the world.

Merchant Of Death To Get 25 Years

Posted 04.05.2012 | World

NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge at a New York City sentencing hearing for a former Soviet arms dealer dubbed the Merchant of Death says she'll senten...

'Merchant Of Death,' Former Arms Dealer, Faces Possible Life Sentence

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

NEW YORK -- A federal judge at a sentencing hearing for a former Soviet arms dealer dubbed the Merchant of Death said Thursday she would sentence him ...

Global Arms Deal Talks Resume Amidst Tensions in Syria

Louis Belanger | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

There is currently no global regulation on the conventional arms trade, making it too easy for arms to end up in the hands of human rights abusers.

John Rudolf

Notorious Russian Arms Dealer Convicted in New York

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

NEW YORK -- In March 2008, former Soviet military officer Viktor Bout stood in a Bangkok hotel lobby, waiting for an elevator with an avowed member o...

Tracking Bout

Kathi Lynn Austin | Posted 12.18.2011 | World
Kathi Lynn Austin

If you haven't heard Viktor Bout's name before, you are certain to know of the wars he has fueled with his lethal supplies -- in countries such as Rwanda, Congo, Liberia, Colombia, and Afghanistan.

John Rudolf

Trial of Russian 'Merchant of Death' Begins in New York

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 12.12.2011 | Crime

NEW YORK -- Surface-to-air missiles. Armor-piercing rockets. Sniper rifles. Plastic explosives by the ton. Viktor Bout, a former Soviet military of...

Viktor Bout Case -- Legal Vacuum Shows Need for Robust Global Arms Trade Agreement

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Viktor Bout was able to operate freely for decades because of lack of any internationally-binding rules.

Feds Defend Extradition Of Alleged Major Russian Arms Dealer

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — A former Soviet military officer dubbed the "Merchant of Death" for allegedly selling an arsenal of weapons that would be "the envy o...

Viktor Bout's case: no time to celebrate

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Legal vacuum of 20 years shows need for robust global arms trade agreement - Bout was able to operate freely for lack of any international binding rul...

News You May Have Missed (PHOTOS): Week In Review, Nov. 14-20

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Protesters seemed to run rampant in the third week of November 2010, with ongoing massive demonstrations taking place not just in Greece and Thailand,...

'Merchant Of Death' Extradited To The U.S.

AP | GRANT PECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand extradited accused Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout to the U.S. on Tuesday to face terrorism charges, siding with Washingt...

Suspected Russian Arms Smuggler Dubbed The 'Merchant Of Death' To Be Extradited To U.S.

AP | KINAN SUCHAOVANICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — A Thai appeals court on Friday ordered the extradition of suspected Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout to the United States, angering M...

Viktor Bout, Russian 'Merchant Of Death,' Extradition To U.S. Delayed By Thai Ruling

AP | KINAN SUCHAOVANICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — Reputed Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout's long-awaited extradition to the U.S. hit another delay Monday when a Thai court ruled that...

Why the "Merchant of Death" Won't Ever See Trial

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

The recent decision by a Thai appeals court to extradite the alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout, touted as the "Merchant of Death" in popular books and m...

Viktor Bout, Russian Arms Smuggler, Cannot Be Extradicted By US: Thai Court

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — A Thai court on Tuesday rejected a U.S. request to extradite a Russian arms dealer who allegedly sold weapons to dictators and warlord...

Viktor Bout, Alleged Arms Smuggler, Says US Framed Him

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — A Russian businessman who allegedly armed dictators around the world angrily accused the United States on Friday of framing him and pr...

"Merchant Of Death" Arms Dealer Arrested

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Thai police arrested perhaps the world's most notorious arms dealer, Viktor Bout, on Thursday after a sting operation in which US agents posed as Colo...