“Viktor Bout’s Gunrunning Successors:
A Lethal Game of Catch Me if You Can”
An original CAP investigation busts open a major arms trafficking operation targeting Sudan, Congo and Syria. The CAP report details a global illicit ring involving entities and individuals in the US, UK, Finland, Mauritius, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and Iran.
Pictured (left to right): ‘Guns’ Director Minos Papas, stars Ishmael Beah and Kathi Lynn Austin, and producer Louis Belanger celebrate at a Control Arms reception during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.
‘A Short Film about Guns’ Wins at Tribeca
April 25, 2013 (New York) - Tribeca Online Festival Best Short Film is ‘A Short Film About Guns’ – an evocative examination of the illegal arms trade, starring Conflict Awareness Project founder Kathi Lynn Austin, former child soldier Ishmael Beah, war photographer Paul Conroy, and Rear Admiral (ret.) Stuart Platt; A Control Arms/Cyprian Films Production; Directed by Minos Papas, produced by Louis Belanger.
Op-Ed: Stopping the Trade in Death
On a dark November morning in 2004, I woke up in my bungalow overlooking Lake Kivu, tense with anticipation. Our small United Nations team was about to undertake a surprise inspection of three airfields in eastern Congo, notorious for smuggling operations. With the backing of U.N. peacekeeping forces and a U.N. Security Council mandate, we searched almost every incoming and outgoing aircraft that day. By evening, we had the evidence… Read complete article
International Weapons Trafficking Ring Exposed in Mauritius
A global weapons trafficking ring based on the African island nation of Mauritius has been exposed. Anchor Marco Werman talks to Kathi Lynn Austin, executive director of the Conflict Awareness Project, about a recent investigation into an international gun running operation centered in Mauritius.
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