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Damien Spleeters

Head of Regional Operations, Conflict Armament Research
As seen in: The New York Times
Covers:  conflicts, arms trade, poverty in new york city

Head of Regional Operations (Iraq-Syria), Conflict Armament Research (@conflictarm). Always learning. Views are mine. spleeters@conflictarm.com

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I am a freelance journalist from Belgium. For the last two years, I was covering armed conflicts, investigating the proliferation of Belgian small arms and the activities of Belgian arms brokers.

I am currently based in New York City where I am studying at the Columbia University Graduate School ...

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Sep 23, 2017

@AlexMello02 @AbraxasSpa To me that's what it means. Met with them in and near Ramadi in Feb 2016.

Sep 22, 2017

RT @ChathamHouse: Tighter controls on explosive materials is vital factor in response to terrorism, writes @hannahekbryce

Sep 22, 2017

@hannahekbryce @conflictarm It seems to me there is a gap btw what regulators think might work, and what is effectively used by terrorist groups, and how they obtain it

Sep 22, 2017

@hannahekbryce @conflictarm Your article is important in that stopping the diversion of commercial goods used in IEDs is a real challenge that needs to be addressed...

Sep 22, 2017

@hannahekbryce @conflictarm ...what we've found is that a lot of IED precursors used by ISIS were actually not exported to Iraq or Syria but sold in Turkey.

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