The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction is a forum for international discourse on issues relating to post-conflict environments and explosive hazards clearance for the humanitarian mine action (HMA) and conventional weapons destruction (CWD) community. The publication is a conduit through which HMA/CWD operators—including nongovernmental organizations, governments/militaries, academics and practitioners—present and share information on pertinent issues, practices, experiences, case studies, and new technologies/methodologies in the HMA and CWD field. Since its first publication in 1997, The Journal functions as a platform to share new ideas, successes, and lessons learned, as well as a historical resource for the community of practice, presenting a chronological reflection on the developments within HMA/CWD.
The Journal was first published in 1997, and is the longest continuous source of information mine action in the world. The Journal has a print circulation of more than 2,400 with two-thirds of The Journal's subscription based outside of the United States. The publication is read in print and online in more than 160 countries.
The Journal is produced by the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery at James Madison University, and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Current Issue: Volume 25, Issue 1 (2021) The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction Issue 25.1
In this issue:
Special 25th Anniversary Issue
- Falkland Islands
- Mental Health in Mine Action
- Middle East
- Data Management
- Stockpile Destruction
- Research and Development
- ...and much more
Developing National Landmine Clearance Capacity in Ukraine
Tobias Hewitt and Ronan Shenhav
Explosive Ordnance Risk Education in Ukraine During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Andro Mathewson and Asya Bolotova
Landmine Clearance and Socioeconomic Development: A Study in Colombia
Oliver Ford, Amazia Zargarian, and Eric Keefer
Impact Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic on Humanitarian Demining in Colombia
Salomé Valencia Aguirre, Angela De Santis Ph.D., and Sebastián Tovar Jaramillo
Mental Health: Taking a Proactive Approach to Support Staff in Mine Action
Laura Biscaglia, Abigail Jones, and Robert White
An Innovative Approach to the Mental Health Needs of Humanitarian Mine Action Personnel
Ken Falke; Bret A. Moore Psy.D., ABPP; and Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D.
A Virtual Reality Application for the Training of Deminers
Lynn Al Khansa, Elias Bou Saada, Rachid Maalouf, Mohammed Al-Husseini Ph.D., Ali El-Hajj Ph.D., Mohammed Baydoun Ph.D., and Hassan Ghaziri Ph.D.
Recognizing and Reducing Risks From Ammunition and Explosives
Martina Salini and Samuel Paunila
Alternatives to Open Burning and Open Detonation: The Disparity Between HMA and Commercial Best Practices
Linsey Cottrell and Kendra Dupuy
First Steps to Limiting Conflict Pollution in Central Vietnam
Allan R. Vosburgh
Measuring Explosive Munitions Use with Open-Source Data: A New Tool for Enhancing Humanitarian Mine Action
Jonathan Robinson and Christoph Baade
Remote Sensing and Artificial Intelligence in the Mine Action Sector
Martin Jebens and Rob White
How to Implement Drones and Machine Learning to Reduce Time, Costs, and Dangers Associated with Landmine Detection
Jasper Baur, Gabriel Steinberg, Alex Nikulin Ph.D., Kenneth Chiu Ph.D., and Timothy de Smet Ph.D.