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From the Publisher"A wealth of fascinating detail on the often murky workings of thearms business, and explores the trade's political and securitycomplexes - and what should be done to curb it."
Middle East International
"Stohl and Grillot have produced a useful basic compilation oflatest trends in the international arms trade from both supply anddemand standpoints. They introduce the general and undergraduatereader to legal issues and underlying reasons for arms exports,ranging from the economic to technological and strategic, and theycatalog both the continuities and changes among the world'stop-ranked suppliers."
"The concise text, which makes a good introduction and referenceguide, is supplemented by nearly 60 pages of notes andbibliographic information for readers who would like to dig moredeeply."
Arms Control Association
"This is an indispensable primer on the global weapons business- how it works, who it hurts, and what can be done to rein it in.Stohl and Grillot have produced a hard-hitting, well-documented,and highly readable account of the most pressing security issue ofour era."
William Hartung, Director, Arms and Security Initiative, NewAmerica Foundation
"This book does an admirable job of covering a very largeliterature, including human security and the illegal arms trade,among other areas. I don't think there is a comparable bookavailable. The international arms trade is an important subjectthat is widely misunderstood. This book will go a long way toremedying this defect in our knowledge."
William W. Keller, Professor of International Security andPolitical Science at the University of Pittsburgh
"For centuries, the international arms trade has provokedconflict, produced vast bloodshed, and fueled local rivalries.There is no better guide to this deadly commerce - and how tocontrol it - than Stohl and Grillot's The International ArmsTrade."
Michael Klare, author of Resource Wars and Blood andOil
"A must-read for policymakers around the world."
Ambassador Roberto Garcia Moritan, Chair of the UN Open EndedWorking Group on the Arms Trade Treaty and the UN Group ofGovernmental Experts on the UN Arms Register