What were the important developments in the military sector in 1988, and what effect did they have on peace and security? What progress was made in the attempts to control military activity and to reduce tension and the chances of war? In short, what are the prospects for a more stable international order? This twentieth edition of the SIPRI Yearbook presents detailed information on arms and arms control issues in a format 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 Nations delegations, parliaments, scholars, students, the media and citizens as
unique and indispensable reference works. 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 presents 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. In addition to these regular features and
statistics, this latest SIPRI Yearbook contains special studies on the arms trade regulations of seven weapon-exporting countries, on ballistic missile proliferation in the Third World, and on the enhanced role of the United Nations in regional conflict resolution. Its comprehensive coverage 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, war studies, peace studies
and international relations.
`The SIPRI Yearbook is without doubt the world's most exhaustive annual survey of military matters. As a reference book for arms development, weapons, transfers, regulations and legislation, it is an unparalleled source.'The Middle East
`indispensable to anyone concerned about the fate of the world.'
Day by Day
Foreword; Glossary and conventions; I: Weapons and Technology: Nuclear weapons; Nuclear explosions; Appendix 2A Nuclear explosions, 1945-1988; Appendix 2B Agreement between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the conduct of a joint verification experiment; Military use of outer space: Appendix 3A Military satellites launched in 1988; Appendix 3B operational military satellites in orbit on 31 December 1988;
Chemical and biological warfare: developments in 1988; Appendix 4A Final declaration of the Paris Conference; II: Military expenditure, the arms trade and armed conflicts : World military expenditure;
Appendix 5A Tables of world military expenditure, 1979-1988; The trade in conventional weapons; Appendix 6A Aggregate tables of the value of the trade in major weapons with the Third World, 1979-1988; Appendix 6B Register of the trade in major conventional weapons with industrialized and Third World countries, 1988; Appendix 6C Register of licensed production of major conventional weapons in industrialized and Third World countries, 1988; Appendix 6D Sources and methods; Ballistic missile
proliferation in the Third World; Arms trade regulations; Armed conflicts in 1988; III: Developments in arms control: US-Societ nuclear arms control; Conventional arms control in Europe; Appendix
11A Implementation of the Stockholm Document and calendar of planned notifiable miltary activities in 1989 and forecast for 1990; Appendix 11B Extacts from the Concluding Document of the Vienna Meeting 1986 of representatives of the participating states of the conference on security and co-operation in Europe; Multilateral arms control efforts; IV: Special features: Conflict resolution in 1988: the role of the United Nations; The SIPRI 1988 Olof Palme Memorial Lecture - 'Arms control and
arms reduction: the agenda ahead'; Annexes; Annexe A: Major multilateral arms control agreements; Annexe B Chronology; Errata SIPRI Yearbook 1988; Index