The Global Arms Trade
Edited by Andrew T. H. Tan
Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge – 392 pages
The Global Arms Trade is a timely, comprehensive and in-depth study of this topic, a phenomenon which has continued to flourish despite the end of the Cold War and the preoccupation with global terrorism after 11 September 2001. It provides a clear description and analysis of the demand for, and supply of, modern weapons systems, and assesses key issues of concern. This book will be especially useful to scholars, policy analysts, those in the arms industry, defence professionals, students of international relations and security studies, media professionals, government officials, and those generally interested in the arms trade.
Section 1: Introduction 1. An Overview of Global Patterns Andrew Tan 2. Arms Spending and Procurement in Southeast Asia Andrew Tan 3. Arms Modernization in Asia Desmond Ball Section 2: Arms Modernization After the Cold War 4. China’s Arms Modernization You Ji 5. India’s Arms Build-up Harsh V Pant 6. Japan’s Arms Procurement after the Cold War Brad Williams 7. Arming North Korea Yong-Sup Han 8. Arms Modernization in the Middle East Riad Attar 9. Israel’s Defence Spending and Procurement after Camp David David Efraim Inbar 10. Iran’s Defence Spending and Arms Procurement Efraim Kam 11. US Arms Procurement after the End of the Cold War David Gold 12. Post Cold War Defence Procurement in Europe Andrew James 13. Defence Spending and Procurement in Post-Communist Russia Alexander Pikayev 14. Arms Modernization in Latin America Mark Bromley and Inigo Guevara 15. Arms Proliferation in Africa Martin R. Rupiya Section 3: The Arms Industry After the Cold War 16. The Global Arms Trade after the Cold War Siemon T. Wezeman 17. The Globalization of the Arms Industry Richard Bitzinger 18. Defence Restructuring and Consolidation in Europe Michael Brzoska 19. The US Defence Industry After the Cold War Elisabeth Skons 20. The UK Defence Industry in an Age of Globalization Samuel Perlo-Freeman 21. Israel’s Defence Industry Yaacov Lifschitz Section 4: Key Issues in the Global Arms Trade 22. The Military Industrial Complex J. Paul Dunne 23. Defence Spending and Development/Modernization J. Paul Dunne 24. Post-Cold War Control of Conventional Arms Sibylle Bauer 25. Insurgencies and their Impact on Arms Procurement Isaiah Wilson 26. The Privatization of Force Malcolm Patterson 27. Future War–The Shape of Arms to Come Malcolm Davis Section 4: Conclusions 28. Conclusions Andrew Tan