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 assess 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 2. Arms Spending and Procurement in Southeast Asia 3. Arms Modernization in Asia Section 2: Arms Modernization After the Cold War 4. China’s Arms Modernization 5. India’s Arms Build-up 6. Japan’s Arms Procurement after the Cold War 7. Arming North Korea 8. Arms Modernization in the Middle East 9. Israel’s Defence Spending and Procurement after Camp 10. Iran’s Defence Spending and Arms Procurement 11. US Arms Procurement after the End of the Cold War 12. Post Cold War Defence Procurement in Europe 13. Defence Spending and Procurement in Post-Communist Russia 14. Arms Modernization in Latin America 15. Arms Proliferation in Africa Section 3: The Arms Industry After the Cold War 16. The Global Arms Trade after the Cold War 17. The Globalization of the Arms Industry 18. Defence Restructuring and Consolidation in Europe 19. The US Defence Industry After the Cold War 20. The UK Defence Industry in an Age of Globalization 21. Israel’s Defence Industry Section 4: Key Issues in the Global Arms Trade 22. The Military Industrial Complex 23. Defence Spending and Development/Modernization 24. Post-Cold War Control of Conventional Arms 25. Insurgencies and their Impact on Arms Procurement 26. The Privatization of Force 27. Future War–The Shape of Arms to Come Section 4: Conclusions 28. Conclusions