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The Small Arms Trade free pdf Small Arms are responsible for over half a million deaths each year. Despite this terrifying statistic, millions of guns flow into the streets of the world each year. It is a multi-billion dollar industry, and one which is barely regulated. From AK-47s to M16 rifles- from Terrorist-owned shoulder-fired missiles to child soldiers, this enlightening guide reveals the disturbing reality behind the murky underworld of international arms trading. Explaining how deals can often operate on the edge of legality, and listing the world's main players, it goes on to ask how the exchange of small arms can be tightened in the future. Full of insight and anticipating the danger of ever lighter and more powerful weapons, this is required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the world today and one of the key threats to development, prosperity and international peace.

About Matthew Schroeder

Rachel Stohl is Senior Analyst at the Center for Defense Information (CDI) in Washington, DC. She is is chairperson of the Small Arms Working Group. Matthew Schroeder is Research Associate at the Federation of American Scientists. He is chair of the Arms Transfers Working Group. Colonel Dan Smith retired from the US army in 1992, highly decorated. He is Chief of Research at at the non-partisan Center for Defense Information in Washington, DC

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Author : Matthew Schroeder
Publisher : Oneworld Publications
Data Published : 08 December 2006
ISBN : 185168476X
EAN : 9781851684762
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 177 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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