Bringing together the latest developments in the realm of international military expenditure and nuclear weapons, this twenty-third edition also reviews nuclear explosions, arms production and trade, chemical and biological weapons, as well as military use of outer space, proliferation of ballistic missile technology, armed conflicts in 1991, nuclear arms control of the United States and the Soviet Union, and conventional arms control in Europe.
`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.' Middle East
`indispensable to anyone concerned about the fate of the world' Day by Day
`it's a literate and readable account of the world's recent attempts at peacemaking, warmaking, arms buildups, and build-downs.'
'This is a large book, yet it is packed with useful material, both raw data and informed analysis. It is a vital companion to the study of international security questions in this confused time.'
Dr Mark Galeotti, Jane's Intelligence Review, November 1992
`ultimately, the real test of a reference work such as this has to be the degree to which it is actually used as a source of information, I have little doubt that by the time the 1993 edition of the SIPRI Yearbook arrives in the RUSI research office, this edition will be as well thumbed as all of its predecessors'
'SIPRI - is a leading authority on arms control and security matters, and the Yearbook has gained a deservedly high reputation ... There is so much information and analysis in the Yearbook that a detailed review would be too selective. With its tables, documentation and chronology, it is probably sufficient to say that the 1992 edition is an essential work of reference in the field.'
Arms Control and Disarmament Quarterly Review, No. 27, October 1992
'This book is a valuable reference, not only for the wealth of statistis and factual data but also for the interpretation of events and their military implications.'
Philip Jones, University of Bath, The Journal of Strategic Studies, Volume 16, Number 4, December 1993