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. Its purpose is to act as 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 continues to function 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 24, Issue 2 (2020) The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction Issue 24.2
- Editorial: HMA and COVID-19: A Donor's Perspective
- Editorial: Time To Focus on Real Minefield Data
- Mine Action Information Management in Iraq and Northeast Syria
- IMAS 10.60 Update: Investigation and Reporting of Accidents and Incidents
- The Mine Free Sarajevo Project
- SALW in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the DRC
- Gender and Diversity in Mine Action
- Victim Assistance in Ukraine
- Landmines in the American Civil War
- Risk Education in Colombia
- R&D: The Odyssey2025 Project
Time to Stem Lightweight Approaches and Focus on Real Minefield Data?
John Fardoulis and Xavier Depreytere
Mine Action in the Time of COVID-19: A Donor's Perspective
Wolfgang Bindseil and Ian Mansfield
Operationalized Management Information Systems in Iraq's DMA
Mark Steyn and Arie Claassens
On-the-Ground Information Management Tools in Northeast Syria
Suleiman Nyamwaya and Joel Ndegwa
Improving Security in the DRC Through Weapons and Ammunition Management
Beamie-Moses Seiwoh, Aurelie Fabry, Edison Pineda, and Grégoire de Nantes
Strengthening a Sustainable National Capacity for Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming in Mine Action
Laura Biscaglia, Ros Sophal, Khun Sochenda, and Lubna Sabeeh
Assessing Ukraine's Victim Assistance Capacities
Kateryna Mashchenko, Tetiana Shymanchuk, Oleh Stoiev, and Nick Vovk
Proof: How Small Drones Can Find Buried Landmines in the Desert Using Airborne IR Thermography
John Fardoulis, Xavier Depreytere, Pierre Gallien, Kheria Djouhri, Ba Abdourhmane, and Emmanuel Sauvage
Explosive Ordnance Victims and Risk Education: Lessons Learned from Colombia 2012-2019
Salomé Valencia, Angela Desantis, Matt Wilson, Sebastián Tovar Jaramillo, Angela Patricia Cortés Sánchez, and Ana Jaquelin Jaimes Alfonso