Dr. Scott Jones: The multilateral export control regimes: are they fit for purpose?

18 January 2021

The four multilateral export control regimes (the Missile Technology Control Regime, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Australia Group, and the Wassenaar Arrangement) are the bedrock of export control compliance. But in recent years they have faced multiple  pressures in a fast-changing international environment. Amongst these is a UN Security Council stymied by disagreement and the challenge of new and emerging technologies like nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, or unmanned systems.

In this presentation, Dr. Scott Jones – non-Resident Fellow at the Stimson Center and Founder and President of TradeSecure, LLC – will argue that the structure of the regimes is ill-suited to deal with these external developments and will suggest new approaches to ensure their continued viability.