This nineteenth edition of the SIPRI Yearbook presents detailed information on arms and arms control issues in a form that is both concise and standardized for ease of use. The Yearbooks attract world-wide attention and are used by governments, arms control negotiators, United Nationsdelegations, members of parliament, scholars, students, and citizens as unique and indispensable reference works. The SIPRI Yearbook 1988 continues SIPRI's review of the latest developments in nuclear weapons, nuclear explosions, world military expenditure, the international arms trade, chemical and biological weapons, conventional weapon technology, the military use of outer space, and ongoing armedconflicts. Efforts to control the arms race are described, and the status of negotiations and agreements is analysed. In addition to these regular features and statistics, this latest SIPRI Yearbook contains special studies on the INF Treaty, the ABM Treaty review, the Iran-Iraq war and the role of the United Nations, and the UN Conference on the Relationship between Disarmament and Development. The comprehensivecoverage offered by the SIPRI Yearbook 1988 makes it an invaluable sourcebook for anyone seeking authoritative, factual information on issues of armaments and disarmament and thus to anyone interested in strategic studies, peace studies, and international relations.