Nicholas Marsh

Researcher, NISAT

Nicholas Marsh
Email: nic@prio.org
Work phone: 4722 54 77 72
Twitter: @NISATprio

Research Interests

NISAT online database and archive of small arms transfers, production, and regulations. See www.NISAT.org

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Primary:

  • Global trade in small arms and light weapons.
    Data and methodology used to research the trade in small arms and light weapons.
  • Arms acquisition by non-state parties involved in civil war.
  • Arms export and transfer controlls.

 

Secondary:

  • The role of regional organisations (in the arms trade).
  • The EU's security and foreign policy (as concerns arms).
  • Multilateral diplomacy (concerning arms control).
  • Armed violence.
  • Homicide (with firearms).
  • Conflict deaths (with small arms and light weapons).

Background

​​​​Languages spoken:

English, learning Norwegian

Working experience:

2004 - 2008
Chairman, European research Network COST Action A25 'European Small Arms and the Perpetuation of Violence'

2001 - present
Researcher, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo

2001 - present
Consultant to the Small Arms Survey (work on the global trade in small arms and light weapons)

1995 - 2001
Consultant. Provided analysis of international affairs to a variety of clients.

Education:

MA International Conflict Analysis - University of Kent at Canterbury - 1994-1995
BSc Economics - International Relations and Area Studies (East Asia) - University of Wales, Aberystwyth - 1991-1994

Events

PRIO started tracking events online in 2007. This listing is not complete. Past events may be mentioned in our news archive.

Publications

​From 2012, PRIO Researchers will register their publications in a national database called CRISTIN. Go to Nic Marsh's CRISTIN page.

Recent publications

All publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Marsh, Nicholas (2015) Firearms Seizures and Trafficking: A «Local» Phenomenon, The Strategic Trade Review 1(1): 73–87.
Hansen, Susanne & Nicholas Marsh (2014) Normative power and organized hypocrisy: European Union member states’ arms export to Libya, European Security. DOI: 10.1080/09662839.2014.967763.
Marsh, Nicholas (2007) Taming the Tools of Violence, Journal of Public Health Policy 28: 401–409.
Marsh, Nicholas (2007) Conflict Specific Capital: The Role of Weapons Acquisition in Civil War, International Studies Perspectives 8(1): 54–72.

Book Chapter

Marsh, Nicholas & Atina Karim (2015) Article 13 Reporting , in Wood, Brian; & Clare da Silva, eds, Weapons and International Law: the Arms Trade Treaty. Brussels, Ghent, Luxembourg, Paris: Larcier (213–230).
Grzybowski, Janis;Marsh, Nicholas; & Schroeder , Matt (2012) Piece by Piece Authorized Transfers of Parts and Accessories , in MacDonald, Glenn , ed., Small Arms Survey 2012: Moving Targets . Cambridge University Press(240–281).
Greene , Owen ; & Marsh, Nicholas (2011) Conclusions and Priorities for Further Research Small Arms, Crime and Conflict Global Governance and the Threat of Armed Violence . Routledge(248–262).
Marsh, Nicholas; & Greene , Owen (2011) Governance and Small Arms and Light Weapons Small Arms, Crime and Conflict Global Governance and the Threat of Armed Violence . Routledge(163–182).
Jackson, Thomas; & Marsh, Nicholas (2011) Guns and Deaths: A Critical Review Small Arms, Crime and Conflict Global Governance and the Threat of Armed Violence . Routledge(105–121).
Greene , Owen ; & Marsh, Nicholas (2011) Introduction Small Arms, Crime and Conflict Global Governance and the Threat of Armed Violence . Routledge(1–11).
Kreutz, Joakim ;Torre , Manuela ; & Marsh, Nicholas (2011) Regaining State Control: Arms and Violence in Post-conflict Countries , in Greene , Owen ; & Marsh, Nicholas, eds, Small Arms, Crime and Conflict Global Governance and the Threat of Armed Violence . Routledge(64–76).
Kreutz, Joakim ; & Marsh, Nicholas (2011) Lethal Instruments: Small Arms and Deaths in Armed Conflict Small Arms, Crime and Conflict Global Governance and the Threat of Armed Violence . Routledge(43–63).
Greene , Owen ; & Marsh, Nicholas (2011) Armed Violence within Societies , in Greene , Owen ; & Marsh, Nicholas, eds, Small Arms, Crime and Conflict Global Governance and the Threat of Armed Violence . Routledge(79–104).
Herron, Patrick;Schroeder , Matt;Lazarevic , Jasna; & Marsh, Nicholas(2011) Larger but Less Known: Authorized Light Weapons Transfers The Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security. : Cambridge University Press(8–41).
Marsh, Nicholas;Herron , Patrick;Schroeder , Matt; & Lazarevic , Jasna(2010) Emerging From Obscurity: The Global Ammunition Trade Small Arms Survey 2010 Gangs Groups and Guns. : (7–39).
Dreyfus, Pablo;Marsh, Nicholas;Schroeder , Matt; & Lazarevic , Jasna (2009) Sifting the Sources Authorized Small Arms TransfersSmall Arms Survey 2009 Shadows of War . (6–59).
Marsh, Nicholas (2006) The Nordic Countries and Conventional Arms Control: The Case of Small Arms and Light Weapons, in The Nordic Countries and the European Security and Defence Policy. Oxford: SIPRI .
Jackson, Thomas;Marsh, Nicholas; & Thurin, Anne(2005) The Efficacy of EU Export Control Measures Concerning Small Arms and Light Weapons Small Arms and Light Weapons Transfers. : UNIDIR(53–78).
Marsh, Nicholas & Aaron Karp (2003) Global Small Arms Transfers: Insights and Mysteries, in Small Arms Survey 2003: Development Denied. Oxford: Small Arms Survey (97–123).

Edited Volume

Greene , Owen ; & Nicholas Marsh, eds, (2011) Small Arms, Crime and Conflict: Global Governance and the Threat of Armed Violence. London: Routledge. Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Marsh, Nicholas (2013) What has the Arms Trade Treaty done for us?, Peace In Progress 16: 4–5.
Marsh, Nicholas (2003) Significant Exporters of Small Arms and Light Weapons, Human Security Bulletin 1(4).
Marsh, Nicholas (2002) Two Sides of the Same Coin? The Legal and Illegal Trade in Small Arms, Brown Journal of World Affairs 9(1).

Popular Article

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Maral Mirshahi & Nicholas Marsh (2014) Killer robots – hvorfor ønsker man et forbud? [Killer Robots - The Quest for a Ban], NRK Ytring.
Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora & Nicholas Marsh (2014) Lethal Autonomous Weapons: Issues for the International Community, Security & Defence Agenda.
Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Nicholas Marsh & Maral Mirshahi (2014) The Struggle to Ban Killer Robots, Bullentin of Atomic Scientists.
Marsh, Nicholas (2013) Ambition and activism on the arms trade, Reinventing Peace.
Ormhaug, Christin Marsh & Nicholas Marsh (2006) Kontroll med våpenhandelen? [Control over the Arms Trade?], Dagbladet, 23 October.

Conference Paper

Marsh, Nicholas (2013) Aiming for Control: the need to include ammunition in the arms trade treaty, presented at Side event at the United Nations conference to negotiate the Arms Trade Treaty, United Nations, New York, 21.03.13 – 21.03.13.
Marsh, Nicholas (2013) Visualizing the Arms Trade: the need for public reporting, presented at Side event at the United Nations conference to negotiate the Arms Trade Treaty, United Nations, New York, 25.03.13 – 25.03.13.
Marsh, Nicholas 2008 Dangerous Dealings: Arms Brokering and Regulations in Southern Africa , presented at UN Biennial Meeting of States to Consider the Programme of Action on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons, , 18 July.
Jackson, Thomas; & Marsh, Nicholas 2008 Causes and Costs of Gun Violence: A Critical Evaluation , presented at Armed Violence, , 17–19 March.
Jackson, Thomas; Nicholas Marsh & Julian Wagstaff (2007) Counting Guns - The NISAT Datasets on Small Arms Trade, presented at 11th Annual Conference on Economics and Security, Bristol, 5–7 July.
Marsh, Nicholas (2007) Disarm or Perish - Is Disarmament a Necessary Condition for Peace?, presented at COST Action A25 Working Group Meeting on Small Arms Acquisition and Conflict, Nicosia, 28–29 May.
Marsh, Nicholas (2007) Arms Transfers to Proxies in Darfur, presented at COST Action A25 Working Group Meeting on Small Arms Acquisition and Conflict, Nicosia, 28–29 May.
Marsh, Nicholas (2006) From Laws to Practice – Options for Regulatory Controls Over Arms Brokering, presented at a workshop on 'Control Over Brokering in SALW in SEE and the Caucasus', Zagreb, Croatia, 29–30 March.
Marsh, Nicholas (2006) Controlling Arms BrokeringPalias des Nations, Geneva, 27 November.
Marsh, Nicholas (2005) Brokering of Small Arms and Light Weapons, presented at Meeting of the Small Arms Working Group, New York, 13 April.

PRIO Policy Brief

Marsh, Nicholas (2014) Defining the Scope of Autonomy, PRIO Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Marsh, Nicholas & Gugu Dube (2014) Preventing Diversion: The Importance of Stockpile Management, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Corney, Neil & Nicholas Marsh (2013) Aiming for Control: The need to include ammunition in the Arms Trade Treaty, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Karim, Atina; & Nicholas Marsh (2015) State positions and practices concerning reporting and the Arms Trade TreatyNew York: ATT Monitor.
Marsh, Nicholas; Aaron Karp; & Giorgio Ravalgi (2015) UNODC Study on Firearms 2015 Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Marsh, Nicholas (2008) Small Arms Imports and Exports by Central American States 2000-6.
Marsh, Nicholas; & Thomas Jackson (2007) Weapons Acquisition by Armed Groups in the Sudan Conflict Complex – A Review of Open SourcesOslo: PRIO.
Marsh, Nicholas (2007) Narrative and Financial Report to the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Activities of the NISAT Small Arms Project during 2006Oslo: PRIO.
Marsh, Nicholas; & Thomas Jackson (2007) Annual Progress Report for COST Action A25 European Small Arms and the Perpetutation of Violence.
Marsh, Nicholas; & Thomas Jackson (2006) Dataset of International Transfers of Small Arms and Light Weapons, for the EU Commission's Joint Research Centre. Oslo: PRIO.
Marsh, Nicholas (2006) Evading European Controls on Arms TransfersOslo: PRIO.
Marsh, Nicholas (2005) Accounting Guns: The Methodology Used in Developing Data Tables for the Small Arms Survey, Memorandum. Oslo: PRIO.
Marsh, Nicholas (2005) The Methodology Used in Creating a Comtrade Based Dataset of Small Arms TransfersOslo: PRIO.
Marsh, Nicholas (2005) Options for States Interested in Further Extending Regulatory Controls Over Brokering Small Arms and Light Weapons, Memorandum written for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Oslo.
Marsh, Nicholas (2005) Chair’s Review of the First Two Years of COST Action 25Oslo.
Marsh, Nicholas (2003) Evidence from Open Sources of: Nammo Multipurpose Ammunition Being Used in an Anti-personnel Role, or Procured with that Intention; and the Proliferation of Nammo 12.7mm Multipurpose Ammunition.
Marsh, Nicholas (2003) Selling guns to murderersOslo.
Marsh, Nicholas (2003) Counting Guns - The Methodology of Aggregating Small Arms Customs DataOslo.

Report - External Series

Dreyfus, Pablo; & Nicholas Marsh (2006) Tracking the Guns: International Diversion of Small Arms to Illicit Markets in Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro .
Marsh, Nicholas;Owen, Taylor;Jackson, Thomas; & Thurin, Anne (2005) Who Takes the Bullet? – The Impact of Small Arms Violence, Understanding the Issues, 3. : .

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