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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

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two

    Overview and Trends

  • Chapter Three

    A Regime for Controlling the Transfer of Conventional Weapons

  • Chapter Four

    Regimes for Controlling Technology Transfers

  • Chapter Five

    Implementation of International Instruments and Policy Proposals

  • Chapter Six

    The Economic Impact of Conventional Arms Exports

  • Chapter Seven

    U.S. Government Arms Export-Control Process

  • Appendix

The research reported here was conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Center of RAND's National Defense Research Institute (NDRI), a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff. The study was supported by the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

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