Rachel Stohl is a Senior Associate with Stimson's Managing Across Boundaries initiative. Her areas of expertise focus on issues relating to the international arms trade, including small arms and light weapons, as well as children and armed conflict.
Prior to joining Stimson she was an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, from 2009-2011. She was a senior analyst at the Center for Defense Information in Washington, D.C from 1998-2009. Stohl has also been a consultant for many international organizations, including Oxfam, Project Ploughshares, SIPRI, the Small Arms Survey, and World Vision. She served as a Scoville Fellow at the British American Security Information Council in D.C. and worked at the United Nations Center for Disarmament Affairs in New York and at the Program for Arms Control, Disarmament, and Conversion in Monterey, CA. Stohl has also been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.
Stohl is currently the consultant to the UN ATT process and was previously the consultant to the UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in 2008 and the UN Register for Conventional Arms in 2009.
Stohl is co-author of two books, The International Arms Trade (Polity Press, 2009) and The Beginners Guide to the Small Arms Trade (Oneworld Publishing, 2009). She has appeared in numerous documentaries, including "Making a Killing: Inside the International Arms Trade," available on the DVD of the feature film Lord of War.
Stohl holds an MA in international policy studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and an honors BA in political science and German from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Beginner's Guide to the Small Arms Trade (co-authored with Matt Schroeder and Col. Daniel Smith)
One World Publications (Oxford) [November 2006]
U.S. Export Controls (co-authored with Matt Schroeder)
SIPRI Yearbook 2005 [August 2005]
Hired Guns (co-authored with William Hartung)
Foreign Policy [May/June 2004]
Forget WMD - It's Conventional Arms that are Killing GIs and Iraqis
Los Angeles Times [July 19, 2004]
Armed and Dangerous: Stopping the Use of Child Soldiers
Reframing the Agenda: The Impact of NGO and Middle Power Cooperation in International Security Policy [September 2003]
New York Times, The Hill etc.