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The Arms Trade Revealed: A Guide for Investigators and Analysts

This new handbook, written by Lora Lumpe and Jeff Donarkski and published by the Federation of American Scientists Arms Sales Monitoring Project, examines the role of the United States in the global arms trade. According to the authors, the US accounted for more than half of all weapons exports in the 1990s; the majority of these weapons went to governments considered to be non-democratic or repressive. This book guides readers through the political and policy-making processes of American arms trafficking in six self-contained chapters, each of which addresses a different theme. The authors indicate at the site that their primary motivation in writing the manual was to empower like-minded activists with information and "to encourage greater activism against dangerous and wasteful US policies." However, less politically-motivated readers were also kept in mind, and academics, students, or journalists investigating America's role in the arms trade can find useful and educational information herein.
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December 4th, 1998
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April 7th, 2003 at 10:12am
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April 7th, 2003 at 10:12am
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