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    Arms export controls and proliferation

    Smith, Ron P. and Levine, P. (2000) Arms export controls and proliferation. Journal of Conflict Resolution 44 (6), pp. 885-895. ISSN 0022-0027.

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    Given that there are a relatively small number of suppliers of major weapons systems, control fo arms exports is possible, and there are a variety of regulatory regimes striving to achieve this. Controls can stabilize regional arms races and reduce tensions. However, when buyers can develop the capability to produce conventional or unconventional weapons, arms export controls can increase the incentive for proliferation. The authors discuss a general framework for analyzing the arms trade and examine the dynamic decision problem faced by a country deciding whether to make an irreversible investment in arms production capability under conditions of uncertainty.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2020 12:59
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:04


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