Andrew J. Pierre's Cascade of arms: managing conventional weapons proliferation PDF

By Andrew J. Pierre

ISBN-10: 0815770642

ISBN-13: 9780815770640

This paintings seems to be on the impct of guns purchases at the crucial recipient areas and the probabilities for neighborhood hands regulate and dissects the economics of fingers export for the manufacturer countries in either the constructing and industrialized worlds. The ebook completely discusses the possibilities for, and hindrances to, reaching multilateral palms restraint within the Nineties.

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Part One, containing chapters by Ian Anthony of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and Michael Klare of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies, serves as an entry into the discussion of the international arms trade, treating the subject at a broad level. Anthony provides an overview of the weapons trade of the 1990s, underscoring the significant developments and trends of recent years. He evaluates the impact of the end of the Cold War, the Persian Gulf War and subsequent developments on the flow of arms.

K. fighter agreements in 1988 was attributable largely to the sale of forty-eight Tornadoes to Saudi Arabia. S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House Foreign Page 22 Table 2-2. s. means no sales. Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) arms trade database. Affairs Committee blocked the sale of F-15 fighter aircraft (British Aerospace did not secure a firm contract until 1992). Similar Congressional objections had permitted the United Kingdom to secure sales of seventy-two Tornadoes in 198586.

Indiscriminate Russian sales to rogue states whose international behavior or military potential are of particular concernIran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea and Syriacould be a still greater problem for the United States and the West. Given Russia's economic condition and the dire straits of its military-industrial complex industrynot to mention America's preponderance in the arms marketit is not at all clear that Moscow will agree to limit its sales because of arms control and non-proliferation considerations.

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