This twenty-first 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 worldwide attention and are useds by governments, arms control negotiators, United Nations delegations, parliaments, scholars, students, the media, and citizens as unique and indispensable reference works.
The SIPRI Yearbook 1990 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 debt and international security, on the prospects for the 1990 Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, on laser isotope separation technology, and on the NATO debate over the modernization of short-range nuclear missiles. 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.
`For producing such an invaluable sourcebook in a time of such flux the editors and authors deserve considerable praise
Foreword; I: Weapons and technology: Nuclear weapons; Nuclear explosions; Military use of outer space; Chemical and biological warfare: developments in 1989; II: Military expenditure, the arms trade, and armed conflicts: World military expenditure; Debt, financial flows, and international security; The trade in conventional weapons; Ballistic missile proliferation in the Third World; Defence production: structural change and arms control implications; Armed
conflicts in 1989; III: Developments in arms control: US-Soviet nuclear arms control; Implementation of the INF treaty; Conventional arms control in Europe; CBW multilateral and bilateral talks;
Multilateral arms control efforts; IV: Special features: NPT and Review Conference 1990; Nuclear technology issues affecting the NPT regime; laser enrichment technology; Short-range nuclear missiles: technology, modernization, and arms control issues; The SIPRI 1989 Olof Palme Memorial Lecture; Annexes; A: Arms control treaty implementation table; B: Chronology of arms control and disarmament events