Technology and Security in the 21st Century: A Demand-side Perspective

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The immense impact of technology on both warfare and security has been clearly demonstrated and has heightened concerns relating to the proliferation of military technology and misuse by irresponsible actors. This report presents evidence of the increasing relevance of technology in the 21st century and a brief review of the control regimes, as well as the perspectives of progressive developing nations. It highlights the need for a new approach to the management of technology and security issues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199271757
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/1/2004
  • Series: SIPRI Research Reports Series
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction : technology and security in the 21st century
I Background 1
II Technology diffusion 4
III Proliferation and disarmament 7
IV Technology controls 14
V New technologies and new concerns 16
VI Organization of this report 19
2 Changing threat perceptions and proliferation concerns 22
I The changing world order 22
II The regional impact of conventional arms transfers 31
III Future conflicts and threat perceptions 35
IV Causes of WMD proliferation 42
V Prioritizing proliferation concerns 51
VI Future challenges 55
3 A different perspective on arms control and export control regimes 59
I Arms control and disarmament 59
II The Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty 70
III The changing environment for export controls 76
IV Missile proliferation, the missile technology control regime and ballistic missile defence 82
V The efficacy of multilateral export control regimes 92
4 Technology diffusion in the 21st century 102
I Technological interplay 102
II The impact of new technologies 104
III Future trends in technology and strategy 113
IV New patterns of technology diffusion 117
5 Conclusions 122
I In summary 122
II The future of technology controls 128
III A new approach to technology management 131
IV Conclusions and recommendations 135
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