On the debate over whether or not arms transfers increase or deter the chances of war, Cassady B. Craft offers a balanced assessment of the effect of arms transfers on war involvement and outcomes. He considers correlations at the state and global level, supplier and recipient relationships, and the extent of the relationship in the perceptions of individual leaders.
This is the first study to examine the influence of arms transfers on combined interstate and civil wars. Drawing on a variety of theories and quantitative methods, including force-on-force attrition models, it uses innovative techniques that have the potential to change the way analysts weigh the impact of weapons sales. This book will provide both analysts and policymakers with a comprehensive examination of the various tradeoffs between weapons sales and the probability of conflict.
""Weapons For Peace, Weapons For War is a valuable study and makes a major contribution toward the understanding of a topic we need to know more about--the impact of weapons sales on war and peace."-Gary K. Bertsch, Director, Center for International Trade and Security, University of Georgia
|Introduction: Weapons for Peace, Weapons for War|
|The Effects of Arms Transfers on War Outbreak and Outcomes in the International System, 1950-1992|
|The Effects of Arms Transfers on War Involvement and Outcomes at the State Level, 1950-1992: Supplier and Recipient Dimensions|
|The Effects of Arms Transfers on War Involvement and Outcomes: Using Military Science to Empirically Test Basic Propositions|
|Conclusion: Weapons for Future Peace, Weapons for Future Wars?|
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Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 4th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.14
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1