The Politics of Destroying Surplus Small Arms: Inconspicuous by Aaron Karp

By Aaron Karp

Although it gets less realization than higher recognized disarmament strategies, the destruction of small palms is reshaping the army arsenals of the realm. Out of approximately two hundred glossy army small palms world-wide, approximately 500,000 are destroyed each year. The dedication of significant governments and overseas businesses makes small hands destruction is an enduring addition to the worldwide disarmament repertoire. however the customers for better army small hands disarmament will be declining, as warfare in Afghanistan and Iraq create extraordinary call for for second-hand weaponry.



Inconspicuous disarmament of small palms and ammunition is reshaping the worldwide photo of firearms, gentle guns and ammunition. the method is much from complete, yet even more than beauty. Small fingers destruction is right here to stick, yet its contributions might be fleeting. This ebook is the 1st full-length exam of the problem. The case stories during this quantity research the politics of army small hands disarmament. whilst, they ask, is surplus destruction probably? And what may be performed to make destruction much more likely and extra effective?



Case reviews learn small fingers destruction by means of NATO and the OSCE, and in Bulgaria, Cambodia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine and others.


This publication used to be released as a distinct factor of Contemporary safety Policy.

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