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On Planning for Development: Military / Arms trade Editor: Róbinson Rojas Sandford
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
The SIPRI Arms Transfers Database has been updated and now includes information on all international transfers of major conventional weapons from 1950 to the end of 2007. According to the newly released data, there was an 8 per cent fall in international transfers of major conventional weapons between 2006 and 2007. However, significant new orders in 2007, particularly in the Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia indicate that the overall rise in arms transfers since 2000 is likely to continue.

Arms Sales Monitoring Project
The Arms Sales Monitoring Project (ASMP) seeks to increase transparency, accountability and restraint in U.S. arms exports; broaden the coalition of citizens working to strengthen arms export controls; and to serve as a repository of data on U.S. arms transfers and arms export controls.          

For the past decade, we have reported on the U.S. government's arms export policies and practices through the publication of reports and articles, media outreach, and public speaking. Our objective is to get information out to interested journalists, policy makers, and the general public so that many people can act, achieving much more than we alone can.

The arms trade revealed: a guide for investigators and activists
by Lora Lumpe and Jeff Donarski
Online Version
1) Ways and Means
2) Point/Counterpoint
3) Arms Pushing in the Executive Branch
4) Congress' Role
5) The "K Street" Crowd
6) Citizen Activism and the Public Interest Lobby
7) For More Information

This 120 pp. guide for researchers and activists includes chapters on US arms export and military training programs; the roles and methods of the various players (in the executive branch, Congress, industry, and public interest groups); rebuttals to the most commonly heard rationales in support of the lethal trade; grassroots tactics; profiles of successful anti-arms trade campaigns; and tips for obtaining governmental and other documents.

The Center for Public Integrity (2002)
The business of war
Making a Killing: The Business of War
Privatizing Combat, the New World Order
Marketing the New 'Dogs of War'
Greasing the Skids of Corruption
The Curious Bonds of Oil Diplomacy
Conflict Diamonds are Forever
The Adventure Capitalist
The Influence Peddlers
The Field Marshal
Drugs, Diamonds and Deadly Cargoes
The Merchant of Death
Institute of Development Studies
Military expenditure. 186 countries. 1988
D.Welker: The Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Goes Global
United States National Security Archive
U.S. Army War College 
NRDC: Policy and information about nuclear weapons
Defence Technical Information Network
Oneworld : guides: arms   (Small arms are the hardest to control and are the biggest killers.)
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European Information Network on International Relations and Area Studies
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International Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo, Norway
International Relations and Security Network (ISN), Zurich, Switzerland
Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE), Derry, U.K.
Lester B. Pearson Canadian International Peacekeeping Training Centre
Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael', The Hague
Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo, Sri Lanka
The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Oslo, Norway
Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF/HSFK), Frankfurt, Germany
PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Ebenhausen, Germany
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Solna, Sweden
The Acronym Institute, London, UK
The Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, DC, USA
Verification Technology Information Centre (VERTIC), London, UK
Jubilee Plus
Oxfam 1998: Small arms, wrong hands
Campaign Against Arms Trade
Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) was set up in 1974 by a number of peace and other organisations who were concerned about the growth in the arms trade following the Middle East war of 1973. It is a broad coalition of groups and individuals in the UK working to end the international arms trade. This Trade has a negative effect on human rights and security as well as on global, regional and local economic development. In seeking to end it CAAT's priorities are to:

end government subsidies and support for arms exports;
end exports to oppressive regimes;
end exports to countries involved in an armed conflict or region of tension;
end exports to countries whose social welfare is threatened by military spending;
support measures, both in the UK and internationally, which will regulate and reduce the arms trade and lead to its eventual end.

BBC News:
International arms traders
BBC News Online looks at the international arms trade as a campaign against it is launched by the charities Oxfam and Amnesty International.

Institut Français des Relations Internationales
Sécurité et défense. Les études menées dans ce département s’attachent à caractériser toute la complexité de la notion de sécurité dans le monde de l'après-guerre froide.


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