The Modern Defense Industry: Political, Economic, and Technological Issues

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-15
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
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Arms and defense experts weigh in on the entire defense industry-where it's been, where it is, and, most importantly, where it's going.

Author Biography

Richard A. Bitzinger is a senior fellow with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Previously, he was an intelligence analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, and a researcher with the RAND Corp. He is the author of the book, Towards a Brave New Arms Industry? and his articles have appeared in such journals as International Security, Orbis, and the Naval War College Review.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Challenges Facing the Global Arms Industry in the 21st Centuryp. 1
The Defense Industry in a Global Context
Developments in the Global Arms Industry from the End of the Cold War to the mid-2000sp. 13
The Defense Iron Triangle Revisitedp. 38
Power, Influence, and Hierarchy: Defense Industries in a Unipolar Worldp. 60
The Evolution of International Defense Hierarchiesp. 95
The Globalization of Defense Industriesp. 107
The Role, Promise, and Challenges of Dual-Use Technologies in National Defensep. 123
The Defense Industry: Regional Perspectives
The Revolution in Military Affairs, Transformation, and the U.S. Defense Industryp. 153
The European Defense Industry in the 21st Century: Challenges and Responsesp. 175
The Russian Defense Industry 1991-2008: From the Collapse of the Former Soviet Union to the Global Financial Crisisp. 196
Arms and Autonomy: The Limits of Chinas Defense-Industrial Transformationp. 212
Emerging Defense Industries: Prospects and Implicationsp. 227
The Defense Industry and the Arms Trade
Export Controls and Their Relationship to National Defense Industriesp. 243
Offsets and International Industrial Participationp. 257
The Global Small Arms Industry: Transformed by War and Societyp. 272
Key Defense-Industrial and Arms Trade-Related Termsp. 293
Organizations, Associations, Legislation, and Initiatives Relating to the Defense Industry and the Arms Tradep. 325
Key Defense Companiesp. 341
Indexp. 357
About the Contributorsp. 371
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