1st Edition

The Global Arms Trade A Handbook

Edited By Andrew Tan Copyright 2010
    416 Pages
    by Routledge

    414 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Global Arms Trade is written by a team of security experts drawn from around the world, analysing 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. The comprehensive and in-depth treatment of the subject establishes this volume as a standard reference on the subject.

    It is divided sections which examine the demand for arms, the supply of arms and the key issues in the global arms trade.

    • Part 1: Introduction. Develops the general conceptual framework by providing and overview of the global arms trade
    • Part 2: Arms Modernization after the Cold War. Focuses on the demand for arms, in terms of defence spending, procurement and modernization
    • Part 3: The Arms Industry after the Cold War. Examines the supply of arms, and the evolution, development of the arms industry, as well as its problems and prospects
    • Part 4: Key Issues in the Global Arms Trade. Discusses the major issues arising from the arms trade phenomenon

    The global arms trade is a major area of academic and governmental enquiry. With chapters looking at World regions such as Asia, Europe and the Middle East, as well as individual countries, this book will be of particular use and interest to scholars of international relations and security studies, policy analysts and defence professionals.

    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


    Andrew T. H. Tan is Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia. Educated at Sydney University, Cambridge University and the National University of Singapore, Andrew is consulted by various governments and think tanks on security, defence and international relations issues. He was formerly Senior Lecturer, Defence Studies, at King’s College London, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Watchfield. To-date, he has written many articles on various security issues, and is also the author, editor or co-editor of 15 books, including The Arms Race in Asia (London: Routledge, 2014), East and Southeast Asia: International Relations and Security Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2013), Security Strategies in the Asia-Pacific: The USA’s Second Front in Southeast Asia (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 – nominated for the Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award), US Strategy Against Global Terrorism (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), The Global Arms Trade (London: Routledge, 2010), A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007), and others. His forthcoming book is an edited volume entitled A Handbook of US-China Relations (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, forthcoming in 2016).