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Illicit Small Arms in the Pacific: Cause for Concern?

Koorey, Stephanie


Illicit small arms1 can cause insecurity and instability for populations, governments, and regions alike, whether used in civil disorder, crime or conflict. While it is unlikely that there are large numbers of these weapons currently in the western Pacific, even small numbers of illicit small arms can be seriously destabilising. Small arms are also relatively easy to transfer, use, and hide, making their proliferation, detection and effective control a considerable challenge. This In Brief...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2014
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f2001ebab901
Access Rights: Open Access


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