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:
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