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Hans Günter Brauch,
Henny J. van der Graaf,
John Grin,
Wim A. Smit (Eds.):

Controlling the Development and
Spread of Military Technology.
Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the 1990s

(Amsterdam: VU University Press, 1992)

The books was produced with a financial assistance of the Dutch government and distributed to the representatives of all member governments attending the reviews conference of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Helsinki in March-July 1992. The book received several very positive reviews in scientific journals in different countries.

The book is organised in seven parts and contains 26 chapters, the Mosbach Memorandum and a bibliography compiled by Wim K. Meijer (Amsterdam). After a brief preface and acknowledgements by the editors Hans Günter Brauch (Mosbach, Germany), Henny J. van der Graaf, John Grin (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Wim A. Smit (Enschede, Netherlands) part I on Political and Technical Aspects contains four chapters by John Grin and Hans Günter Brauch on "Introduction: controlling the development and spread of destabilizing technologies -perspectives and challenges for arms control and disarmament in the 1990s", by Hans Günter Brauch on "Compensation for declining defense investment expenditures in the Untied States: increasing military R&D and arms exports", by Jonathan Dean (Hamburg) on "Constraining technological weapons innovation in the post-Cold War environment", and by Wolfgang Liebert (Darmstadt) and Götz Neuneck (Hamburg) on "Civil-military ambivalence of science and the problem of qualitative arms control: an example of laser isotope separation".

Part II on Controlling Military R&D contains six chapters by John Pike and Eric Stambler (Washington, D.C.) on "Constraints on the R&D and transfer of ballistic missile defence technology", by Hartwig Spitzer (Hamburg) on "Constraints on the technology contributing to militarization of space: the case of observation satellites, GPS and communication systems - technical consideration", by Pal Dunay (Budapest, Hungary) on: "Constraints on the spread of technology contributing to militatization of space: are they feasible, desirable and negotiable? The case of observation satellites, GPS and communication systems", by Erhard Geißler (Berlin) on: "Molecular biotechnology and the third review of the Biological Weapons Convention", by Ralf Trapp (then Geneva, now The Hague) on "International constraints for chemical research and development: the prospected Chemical Weapons Convention", by Annette Schaper (Frankfurt), Wolfgang Liebert (Darmstadt), Wim A. Smit (Enschede), Boelie Elzen (Nijmegen) on: "New technological development and the non-proliferation regime. Re-directing and constraining R&D: the case of laser fusion, laser isotope separation and the use of highly enriched uranium".

Part III on the Effectiveness of Current Control Regimes for Dual-use Technologies includes three chapters by David Fischer (UK) on: "The effectiveness and shortcomings of the NPT control regime: IAEA, EURATOM and the 'London Suppliers' Club", by Julian P. Perry Robinson (Brighton, UK) on: "The Australian Group: a description and assessment" and by Robert Shuey (Washington, D.C.) on "Assessment of the Missile Technology Control Regime".

Part IV focusing on the Assessment of National Implementation of the Three Control Regimes has six chapters with contributions by Harald Müller (Frankfurt on Main) on: "Technical, procedural and legal lessons drawn from selected failures in the implementation of the NPT regime in European nuclear and non-nuclear countries", by Kyle B. Olson (Washington, D.C.) on: "Industry and the implementation of chemical and biological weapons control", by Michael Bothe (Frankfurt), Raija Hanski (Finland), Thomas Kurzidem (Frankfurt) and Natalino Ronzitti (Rome) on: "National Implementation of the Australia Group export constraints and the national preparation for the implementation of the CWC. The cases of Germany, Italy, and Finland", by Jürgen Scheffran (Darmstadt), and Aaron Karp (then Stockholm) on: "The national implementation of the Missiles Technology Control Regime: The US and German experience", and by Wolfgang Hantke (Bonn) on: "Stricter controls on arms exports for dual-use goods: a case study for drafting and enacting statutory regulations".

Part V includes four chapters that deal with the International Conventional Arms Export Regime with contributions by Paul Rusman (Leiden, Netherlands) on: "A conventional arms transfer regime in the European Community", by Paul Eavis (Bristol, UK) and Owen Greene (Bradford, UK) on: "Regulating arms exports: a programme for the European Community", by Michael Brzoska (Hamburg, now at BICC in Bonn) on: "Assessing proposals for a conventional arms export control regime" and by: John Pike and Christopher Bolkcom (Washington, D.C.) on: "Prospects for an international control regime for attack aircraft".

Part VI offers in three chapters Southern Perspectives on vertical and Horizontal Proliferation by Ravinder Pal Singh (then New Delhi, now SIPRI, Stockholm) on: "Prospects of a conventional arms export control regime: a Perspective from the South", by K. Subrahmanyam (New Delhi, India) on: "Policy proposals for controlling the horizontal proliferation of dual-use technologies without undercutting the North-South technology transfer - A personal perspective from India" and by Felix C. Calderon (then in Geneva, Peru): "The control of dual-use technology transfer".

hgb020; Language: English; Areas: military technology, biological, chemical, nuclear weapons, missile defence, arms exports, non-proliferation, arms control, dual use; Region: global, Europe, India