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From the Publisher"A wealth of fascinating detail on the often murky workings of the arms business, and explores the trade's political and security complexes - and what should be done to curb it."
Middle East International
"Stohl and Grillot have produced a useful basic compilation of latest trends in the international arms trade from both supply and demand standpoints. They introduce the general and undergraduate reader to legal issues and underlying reasons for arms exports, ranging from the economic to technological and strategic, and they catalog both the continuities and changes among the world's top-ranked suppliers."
"The concise text, which makes a good introduction and reference guide, is supplemented by nearly 60 pages of notes and bibliographic information for readers who would like to dig more deeply."
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 of our era."
William Hartung, Director, Arms and Security Initiative, New America Foundation
"This book does an admirable job of covering a very large literature, including human security and the illegal arms trade, among other areas. I don't think there is a comparable book available. The international arms trade is an important subject that is widely misunderstood. This book will go a long way to remedying this defect in our knowledge."
William W. Keller, Professor of International Security and Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh
"For centuries, the international arms trade has provoked conflict, produced vast bloodshed, and fueled local rivalries. There is no better guide to this deadly commerce - and how to control it - than Stohl and Grillot's The International Arms Trade."
Michael Klare, author of Resource Wars and Blood and Oil
"A must-read for policymakers around the world."
Ambassador Roberto Garcia Moritan, Chair of the UN Open Ended Working Group on the Arms Trade Treaty and the UN Group of Governmental Experts on the UN Arms Register