Russia and the Arms Trade

Hardcover | April 1, 1998

EditorIan Anthony

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During the cold war the Soviet Union was the single largest supplier of conventional weapons. With the collapse of first the Warsaw Pact and then the USSR, arms transfers from the new state of Russia virtually ceased. By 1996 Russia had once again emerged as a significant source of majorconventional weapons. While unable to challenge the predominant position of the United States, it seems likely that Russia will be a serious competitor to second-tier arms suppliers such as France and the UK. In Russia and the Arms Trade a group of Russian authors were commissioned to describe and assess the arms trade policies and practices of Russia under new domestic and international conditions. The authors, drawn from the government, industry, and academic communities, offer a wide-rangingassessment of the political, military, economic, and industrial implications of Russian arms transfers together with specific case studies of important bilateral arms transfer relationships. Contributors: General Yri Kirshin (retired), Peter Litavrin, Sergei Kortunov, Alexander Subbotin, Alexander Sergounin, Elena Denezhkina, Irina Kobrinskaya, Sergei Kolpakov, Yuri Drugov, Gennady Gornostaev, Anton Surikov, Pavel Felgengauer.

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During the cold war the Soviet Union was the single largest supplier of conventional weapons. With the collapse of first the Warsaw Pact and then the USSR, arms transfers from the new state of Russia virtually ceased. By 1996 Russia had once again emerged as a significant source of majorconventional weapons. While unable to challeng...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:318 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198292783

ISBN - 13:9780198292784

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... a balanced and informative account of the evolution of Russia's defence industry and the significant challenges that remain in adapting its arms transfer policies and practices to new conditions./ ... the book successfully describes the complex political and economic environment of thedefence industry in contemporary Russia... It makes a valuable contribution to the emerging literature on the Russian defence industry./ Marca Caparini, Research student in the Dept of War Studies, King's College, London, in 'Millenium', Journal of International Studies, Vol 28, No 1, 1999.