Controlling Future Arms Trade

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Controlling Future Arms Trade

By Anne Hessing Cahn, Joseph Kruzel, Peter M. Dawkins and Jacqu
McGraw-Hill (for the Council on Foreign Relations/1980s Project), 1977
210 pp. $9.95
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A careful and compelling argument that some restraint in future arms trade is not only desirable but possible. Viewing the effects of arms trade to be most significant and largely destabilizing at the regional security level, the study examines and recommends collective exporter, common importer, unilateral (U.S.), and global initiatives to control both the quantity and quality of arms transfers at levels consistent with regional disparities in power and indigenous arms production capabilities.