SAS Podcast #15: A Fresh Approach to Ammunition Demilitarization: Guiding policies to reduce excess stockpiles

18.11.2013  •  6 min 32 sec

The Regional Approach to Stockpile Reduction (RASR) initiative encourages nine affected South-east European governments to develop a pro-active, coordinated, regional approach to secure and destroy excess stockpiles. The RASR initiative's aim is to prevent disastrous explosions and misuse of conventional weapons and munitions. The Small Arms Survey has provided support to its activities since its creation, by maintaining the RASR website, participating in workshops, and carrying out essential research.  In this podcast the Small Arms Survey's Jovana Carapic and Pierre Gobinet explain the policy-relevant link between Survey research related to the RASR initiative and a recent study on the ammunition demilitarization industry.