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 nongovernemental 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 an historical resource for the community of practice, presenting a chronological reflection on the developments within the HMA/CWD field over the past 21 years.

The Journal was first published in 1997, and is the longest continuous source of information on CWD and mine action in the world. The Journal has a print circulation of more than 2,400 with two-thirds of The Journal's subscription base outside of the United States. The publication is read, in print or online, in more than 160 countries. An online archive of every issue published is available on the JMU Scholarly Commons at "https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/all_issues.html">https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/all_issues.html.

Current Issue: Volume 22, Issue 2 (2018) The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction Issue 22.2

FEATURE: Safe and Secure Management of Ammunition

in the Spotlight: Iraq and Syria

Field Notes

Research and Development



Life-Cycle Management of Ammunition: Safety, Security, and Sustainability
Jovana Carapic, Eric J. Deschambault, Paul Holtom, and Benjamin King


Increasing Efforts in SSMA: What Does it Take?
Ursign Hofmann, Samuel Paunila, and Katherine Prizeman


Sepon Supports UXO Clearance in Laos
Saman Aneka and Micheal Valent



The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction Issue 22.2