Arms on the Market: Reducing the Risk of Proliferation in the Former Soviet Union

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Overview

Almost overnight, the massive military-industrial assets of the Soviet Union came under the jurisdiction of fifteen states instead of one established government. While only four states inherited weapons of mass destruction, most of the fifteen states of the former Soviet

Union can produce sensitive materials and equipment. Because all the states serve as transit points for both legal commerce and illegal smuggling, developing export control systems in all the newly independent states (NIS) has become the cornerstone of the global effort to reduce the

risk of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Arms on the Market is the first book to tackle this difficult subject. Not only does it explore the various theoretical approaches that help us understand the development of export control systems in the nis, but it

also introduces a unique method for measuring and comparing export control development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415920582
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Bertsch is the University Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia. He is co-author of U.S. and Japanese Nonproliferation Export Controls (1996) and International Cooperation on Nonproliferation Export Controls (1994). Suzette Grillot is Assistant Director and Senior Research Associate, also at CITS, University of Georgia.

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Table of Contents

Sam Nunn -- Foreword

Gary K. Bertsch -- Preface

ONE Suzette R. Grillot -- Explaining the Development of Nonproliferation Export Controls: Framework, Theory, and Method

TWO Michael Beck -- Russia's Rationale for Developing Export

Controls

THREE Scott A. Jones -- The Evolution of the Ukrainian Export Control System State Building and International Cooperation

FOUR Suzette R. Grillot -- Understanding Export Controls in Belarus: The Power of Inducements

FIVE Keith D. Wolfe -- A

Work in Progress: The Development of Export Controls in Kazakhstan

SIX Chris Behan -- Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania: Western Countries Eyeing More Western Integration

SEVEN Liam Anderson -- Central Asia: The Absence of Incentives

EIGHT Cassady

Craft -- Security Dimensions of Nonproliferation: Export Control Development in the Caucasus

NINE Suzette R. Grillot, Keith D. Wolfe, and Michael Beck -- FSU Export Control Development: The Factors that Mattter

possible, since it is only by strengthening the first lines of defense abroad that the U.S. can hope to prepare successfully for the threat at home (Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind), Senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence Committees)

more useful. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the problem of "loose nukes" or nonproliferation (--Jessica Stern, former Director for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs, National Security Council)

can do to control the threat of weapons of mass destruction (Ashton B. Carter, Ford Foundation Professor of Science and International Affairs, Harvard University)

(Harold P. Smith, Jr., former Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense)

leakages of nuclear and other dangerous technologies from the former Soviet Union, but also highlights practical steps needed to contain the threats (Glenn Schweitzer, Office Director, National Research Council)

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