This report discusses trends in the international arms markets, how transfers of weapons and technology are controlled, the economics of arms exports, and the relationship between arms exports and a country's economy.
Table of Contents
Overview and Trends
A Regime for Controlling the Transfer of Conventional Weapons
Regimes for Controlling Technology Transfers
Implementation of International Instruments and Policy Proposals
The Economic Impact of Conventional Arms Exports
U.S. Government Arms Export-Control Process
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