No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade

No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade

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Guns, landmines, bombs and rockets - the arms trade brings death and destruction to millions of people around the world, many of them civilians. Yet most of these weapons are made in countries which are members of the UN Security council. Exposing the cynicism, bribery, insider deals and political backscratching which characterise today's arms trade, Nicolas Gilbey not only looks at the trade in conventional arms but also at the transfer of torture tools to some of the world's worst human rights abusers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 109 x 180 x 10.16mm | 155g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1906523177
  • 9781906523176
  • 416,709

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"An important book that should be studied in every home, school and university. If all armed disputes in the third world were to cease today, all the economies of prosperous nation would collapse tomorrow." Amazon Customer Review (5 Star)
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About Nicholas Gilby

Nicholas Gilby led Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)'s efforts to expose the corruption at the heart of Britain's arms deals with Saudi Arabia over the past four decades. In 2008 he defeated Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office in an Information Tribunal to force the disclosure of many documents concerning corruption in Britain's arms deals with Saudi Arabia.
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