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Matthew Schroeder is the Manager of the Arms Sales Monitoring Project. Since joining FAS in February 2002, he has researched and written on US arms transfers, arms export policies, and the illicit small arms trade. He is a co-author of the book The Small Arms Trade (Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2007) and has written articles for Arms Control Today, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Defense News, African Analyst, Defense Technology International and the Disarmament Forum. He has given dozens of television, radio and print media interviews, appearing on, inter alia, CNN, BBC, and the History Channel.

He has served as chair of the Arms Transfers Working Group, an alliance of arms control, human rights and religious groups based in Washington, DC. He graduated summa cum laude from Wittenberg University (Springfield, Ohio) with a bachelor's degree in history and received a master's degree in international security policy from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

"Man-portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS)," with James Bevan in Conventional Ammunition in Surplus: A Reference Guide (Geneva: Small Arms Survey, January 2008).

"Manpads proliferation in Latin America: an analysis of the threat and the regional response," En la mira, December 2007.

"Rogue Missiles: Tracking MANPADS Proliferation Trends," Jane's Intelligence Review, November 2007.

"Countering the MANPADS threat: Strategies for Success," Arms Control Today, September 2007.

"Sweating the Small Stuff," Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, September/October 2007.

"Global Efforts to Control MANPADS" in SIPRI Yearbook 2007: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, Oxford University Press, 2007.

"Global Approach Needed to Stem the Trade of Illicit Small Arms,", FAS Public Interest Report: Small Arms Issue, Winter 2007.

"The Scourge of Small Arms," with Rachel Stohl, Defense Technology International, January/February 2007 (see page 50).

The Small Arms Trade, with Rachel Stohl and Dan Smith, Oneworld Publications, November 2006.

"US Security Assistance in Africa: Challenges of Weapons Sales and Military Aid," in Security, Reconstruction and Reconciliation: When the Wars End, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Books, November 2006.

"The Illicit Arms Trade in Africa: A Global Enterprise," with Guy Lamb, African Analyst Quarterly, Autumn 2006.

"Small Arms, Large Problem: The International Threat of Small Arms Proliferation and Misuse," with Rachel Stohl, Arms Control Today, June 2006.

"'Lord of War:' An Arms Trade Analyst's Perspective," FAS Public Interest Report, Fall 2005. 

"Transparency and Accountability in Arms Export Systems: the United States as a Case Study," Disarmament Forum, Fall 2005. 

"US export controls," with Rachel Stohl in SIPRI Yearbook 2005: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, Oxford University Press, 2005. Summary

"Of Red Parakeets and Dragon Fire: the Nonproliferation Case for Maintaining the EU Arms Embargo on China," FAS Public Interest Report, Winter 2005. 

"Controlling the Most Dangerous Weapons," with Rachel Stohl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 November 2004. 

"Welcome Progress on Shoulder-fired Missile Threat," FAS Public Interest Report, Summer 2004. 

"Pakistan Policy Sends Dangerous Signal" with Rachel Stohl, Baltimore Sun, March 31, 2004.

Small Arms, Terrorism and the OAS Firearms Convention, FAS Occasional Paper No. 1, (March 2004).

"Raising the Bar: The Campaign for an International Arms Trade Treaty," FAS Public Interest Report, Spring 2004. 

"Curbing the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in Latin America," FAS Public Interest Report, Autumn 2003. 

"Export-Control Murkiness" with Rachel Stohl, Defense News, 6 January 2003.

"Guns R U.S." with Tamar Gabelnick,The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, January/February 2003.


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