The Future of Arms Control

The Future of Arms Control

Cover: The Future of Arms Control
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in cooperation with Anne Finger and the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH)
Place of Publication: Berlin
Date of Publication: March 2014
Number of Pages: 128
License: CC-BY-NC-ND
ISBN: 978-3-86928-121-6

The escalation of the armed conflict in Syria has been a painful reminder of the need to strengthen arms control and non-proliferation efforts. The European perspective on arms control is still shaped by the experiences of the Cold War. In other regions, differ-ent experiences and priorities shape existing arms control approaches: For example, the rise of China and the ambitions of old-new powers such as India, Iran, and Brazil are changing the global security equilibrium. The emergence of a multipolar world order is another strong argument in favor of a multilateral architecture of arms control and col-lective security.

This publication is an opportunity to figure out what steps should be taken to strengthen cooperative efforts in controlling and reducing military capabilities.


Table of contents: 

7 Foreword

9 Introduction

14 Alyson JK Bailes The Evolution of Arms Control: A Longer-term Perspective

24 Des Browne (Lord Browne of Ladyton) Pursuing an Improved Nuclear Order in Difficult Times

28 Steven Pifer US Military Advantages and the Future of Nuclear Arms Control

35 Nikolai N. Sokov Russian Efforts to Acquire Precision Conventional Strike and Defense Capability

41 Oliver Meier The Changing Shape of Arms Control: Background and Implications

48 Mark Hibbs Strengthening Legitimacy and Political Will for Nuclear Trade Controls

53 Agnieszka Brugger Investments in Weaponry: When Profit Trumps Morality

58 Dennis M. Gormley Assessing the Need to Regulate US Conventional Prompt Global Strike Systems

62 Götz Neuneck Can the Use of Unmanned Systems Be Regulated?

74 Mohamed Kadry Said A Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction – The Middle East: Next Steps

79 Emily B. Landau WMDFZ Conference Idea: What Isn't Working, Why, and What Might Have a Chance

83 Bernd W. Kubbig Missiles and Related CSBMs / Reductions as Bridge-builders at the Helsinki Conference

88 Nobuyasu Abe Engaging North Korea and Promoting Disarmament and Non-Proliferation in Northeast Asia

95 Pervez Hoodbhoy How Much Is Enough? Nuclear Expansions in South Asia

102 Ben Coetzee Weapons Development and Harmful Arms Proliferation

107 John Pokoo Arms Control in Peacebuilding Activities in Africa: A Perspective

112 Marc Kösling Approaches to Arms Control with Armed Non-State Actors

118 About the Authors

124 Abbreviations


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