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  • Position : Program Director, Emerging Technologies and Global Security Program
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Affiliation : Senior Researcher, Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO
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The Arms Trade Treaty: Making the Guns Fall Silent

Natalia Kalinina, Vadim Kozyulin

Russian experts use the official statistics to assess the state of affairs in arms exports and imports control. They present their views on the effectiveness of the existing international agreements, UN, OSCE and the EU regulations on arms exports. The article offers the analysis of the provisions and principles of the International Arms Trade Treaty from the point of view of the key actors, such as Russia and the United States. The authors conclude that even the most careful wording cannot guarantee that under certain conditions the treaty could never turn from an instrument of transparency into a tool for secrecy and a cause for discord.

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SECURITY INDEX №4 (93), 2010

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