SIPRI Yearbook 1989: World Armaments and Disarmament

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorStockholm International Peace Research Institute

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The SIPRI Yearbook 1989 continues SIPRI's review of the latest developments in nuclear weapons, nuclear explosions, world military expenditure, the international arms trade, chemical and biological weapons, the military use of outer space, ongoing armed conflicts and European arms control, and present the unique annual calendar of mili...

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Begun in 1929 under the title "New Prose," and drastically revised after Vladimir Mayakovsky's sudden death, "A Hunt for Optimism" (1931) circles obsessively around a single scene of interrogation in which a writer is subjected to a show trial for his unorthodoxy. Using multiple perspectives, fragments, and aphorisms, and bearing the v...

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The SIPRI Yearbook 1989 continues SIPRI's review of the latest developments in nuclear weapons, nuclear explosions, world military expenditure, the international arms trade, chemical and biological weapons, the military use of outer space, ongoing armed conflicts and European arms control, and present the unique annual calendar of mili...

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) was founded in 1966 to commemorate 150 years of unbroken peace in Sweden. Its task is to conduct scientific research into questions of conflict and cooperation of importance for international peace and security, in order to contribute to an understanding of the conditions for pe...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.54 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198277512

ISBN - 13:9780198277514

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The SIPRI Yearbook 1989 continues SIPRI's review of the latest developments in nuclear weapons, nuclear explosions, world military expenditure, the international arms trade, chemical and biological weapons, the military use of outer space, ongoing armed conflicts and European arms control, and present the unique annual calendar of military activities required by the Stockholm Document. Efforts to control the arms race - in nuclear, chemical, biological, conventional and space weapons - are described, and the status of negotiations and agreements is analysed.

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