No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade, 2nd edition

No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade, 2nd edition

Second edition

By Nicholas Gilby



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One of the few up-to-date works on the whole of the arms trade, this No-Nonsense Guide explores not just the movement of weaponry across borders, but also the problematic activities that sustain the trade, such as espionage, government corruption, and shady taxpayer subsidies.

This Guide reveals that despite Western governments’ preaching of the evils of the arms trade, they are the biggest exporters of weapons and they often sell them to repressive regimes throughout the world.

This revised second edition uses the latest statistics and information available to provide a critical introduction to this most destructive business.

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It is up to us to continue to strive for an end to this business of death, and this study provides an indispensable information tool to help us do so.

– Mark Curtis, writer and campaigner


Foreword by Mark Curtis
Chapter 1 War in the 21st Century
Chapter 2 The Global Arms Trade
Chapter 3 Impact on Conflicts
Chapter 4 Impact on Human Rights
Chapter 5 Impact on Development
Chapter 6 The Business of Death
Chapter 7 Corruption
Chapter 8 Attempts at Control
Chapter 9 Ending the Misery: What are the Alternatives?