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Where do the guns go? Mapping Arms Flows with OSINT: Opportunities and Challenges 🇬🇧

Time: 13:30 > 14:30
Location: Zone 3 - OSINT Village - Louis Armand conference stage

In light of recent political developments, the topic of tracing arms flows has gained significant interest from both researchers and the media. This talk will explore the opportunities and limitations of using Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) to track the movement of arms, both legal and illicit. The speaker will showcase projects undertaken by the Small Arms Survey and discuss the methodologies the organization employs to monitor the arms trade and investigate arms trafficking. She will emphasize the potential and constraints of current OSINT methodologies in this field.

Yulia Yarina

Yulia Yarina joined the Small Arms Survey in May 2023. At the Survey she is mainly engaged in research on legal arms flows as well as small arms proliferation in different regions ranging from the Caribbean to the Indo – Pacific. She also works on the global firearms holdings database, as well as various projects on gender – responsive small arms control.

Yulia is a development practitioner with a background in human rights, armed conflicts, and trade. Yulia previously worked at the Geneva UN office of Amnesty International, the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Division of DCAF, the WTO, as well as the University of Geneva. She holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of Geneva and a diploma in law from Humboldt University with a focus on international and trade law.


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