The Shadow World

The Shadow World is a heroic book by an author who, in writing it, has put himself in the firing line' Iain Macwhirter 'Feinstein's book is a singularly powerful study, and deserves to be read by anyone who wants to see light shining on ...

Author: Andrew Feinstein

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241144426

Category: Political Science

Page: 736

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A gripping and urgent investigation into the secretive world of the global arms trade - from a former member of the African National Congress Revealing the corruption and the cover-ups at the heart of ex-President Jacob Zuma's South Africa Andrew Feinstein delves behind BAE's controversial transactions in South Africa, Tanzania and eastern Europe and the revolving-door relationships that characterise the US Congressional-Military-Industrial Complex. The Shadow World exposes both the formal government-backed trade in arms as well as the illicit deals and lays bare the shocking links between the two. 'Essential reading for anyone who cares about justice, transparency and accountability in both the public and private spheres, and for anyone who believes that it is more important to invest in saving lives than in the machinery of death' Archbishop Desmond Tutu 'Andrew Feinstein has written an authoritative guide to the business of war. Chilling, heartbreaking and enraging' Arundhati Roy 'The nobility and justice of Feinstein's sentiments are indisputable. The arms trade is a loathsome commerce conducted by people who wear suits and occupy big boardroom tables, but should have trouble sleeping at night' Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'Remarkable and courageous . . . The Shadow World is a heroic book by an author who, in writing it, has put himself in the firing line' Iain Macwhirter 'Feinstein's book is a singularly powerful study, and deserves to be read by anyone who wants to see light shining on such a shadowy world' Independent

The International Arms Trade

The first book on the subject in nearly a decade, The International Arms Trade provides an engaging introduction to the trade, the effects, and the consequences of these weapons.

Author: Rachel Stohl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745654185

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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The multi-billion dollar business of the international conventional arms trade involves virtually every country in the world. Around the globe, people's lives are being irrevocably changed by the effects of guns, tanks, and missiles. These weapons have the potential to cause a deadly and current threat - one responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths a year. This succinct and accessible new book explores the complexities and realities of the global conventional weapons trade. The first book on the subject in nearly a decade, The International Arms Trade provides an engaging introduction to the trade, the effects, and the consequences of these weapons. The authors trace the history of the arms trade and examine how it has evolved since the end of the Cold War. In particular, they assess the role of the largest arms exporters and importers, the business of selling conventional arms around the world, and shed new light on the illicit arms trade and the shadowy dealers who profit from their deadly commerce. The book also looks closely at the devastating effect the business can have on countries, societies, and individuals and concludes with an evaluation of the various existing control strategies and the potential for future control opportunities. The International Arms Trade will be invaluable for students and scholars of international relations and security studies, and for policymakers and anyone interested in understanding more about the conventional arms trade.

No Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade

One of the few up-to-date works on the whole of the arms trade, this book puts the global trade in weapons in the context of history and includes recent controversial deals, as well as case studies on Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Darfur.

Author: Nicholas Gilby

Publisher: New Internationalist

ISBN: 1906523517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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An insight into how the arms trade works and the deals which are cut long before the weapons are deployed.

The Global Arms Trade

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 ...

Author: Andrew T. H. Tan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136969535

Category: Reference

Page: 416

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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.


Arm In Arm

In Arm in Arm, senior congressional analyst William W. Keller offers a fascinating inside account of the contemporary arms trade. The book breaks down the traditional distinction between conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction.

Author: Wiliam W. Keller

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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In Arm in Arm, senior congressional analyst William W. Keller offers a fascinating inside account of the contemporary arms trade. The book breaks down the traditional distinction between conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction. It examines the implications of the spread of dual-use technologies - technologies with both peaceful and military applications - for international peace and security.


Indefensible

In countering these myths, the book points to ways in which we can combat the arms trade's malignant influence, reclaim our democracies and reshape our economies.

Author: Paul Holden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1783605707

Category: History

Page: 258

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Although there is often opposition to individual wars, most people continue to believe that the arms industry is necessary in some form: to safeguard our security, provide jobs and stimulate the economy. Not only conservatives, but many progressives and liberals, support it for these reasons. Indefensible puts forward a devastating challenge to this conventional wisdom, which has normalised the existence of the most savage weapons of mass destruction ever known. It is the essential handbook for those who want to debunk the arguments of the industry and its supporters: deploying case studies, statistics and irrefutable evidence to demonstrate they are fundamentally flawed, both factually and logically. Far from protecting us, the book shows how the arms trade undermines our security by fanning the flames of war, terrorism and global instability. In countering these myths, the book points to ways in which we can combat the arms trade's malignant influence, reclaim our democracies and reshape our economies.

Rulers Guns and Money

Challenging traditional views of arms dealers as agents of their own countries, Grant asserts that these firms pursued their own economic interests while convincing their home governments that weapon sales meant national prestige and ...

Author: Jonathan A. Grant

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674024427

Category: History

Page: 288

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Challenging traditional views of arms dealers as agents of their own countries, Grant asserts that these firms pursued their own economic interests while convincing their home governments that weapon sales meant national prestige and influence. Grant tells how the resulting arms trade eventually led to an all-out arms race, and ultimately to war.

The Global Arms Trade

Examines the nation's defense industry and its competition with those of European countries in the international market for advanced weapons systems and their technology

Author: Gary E. McCuen

Publisher: Gem Publications

ISBN: 9780865960824

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Examines the nation's defense industry and its competition with those of European countries in the international market for advanced weapons systems and their technology