Arms Trade & Military Technology Transfers

The Future of Arms Control: Ready to (Dis)Agree?

Having been crumbling already for years, international arms control architecture is now in a perilous state. Existing arrangements have either been losing their effectiveness or outright failing due to Russia’s non-compliance, whilst Russia’s aggression against Ukraine might have delivered the final blow to this system.

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Iran’s Defence Industry: What’s in Stock for Russia?

Albeit heavily sanctioned and exhausted by the Islamic revolution and the war with Iraq, Iran has managed to upbuild a self-sufficient defence industry from the ashes and demonstrate a robust weapon system manufacturing capacity over the last decades. It started with low-tech reverse-engineering of 3rd generation fighters and tanks and ended with indigenously producing high-accuracy and long-range ballistic missiles.

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More Arms, More Peace?

President Donald Trump chose to make his first visit abroad – or rather to start his first foreign tour- in Saudi Arabia, instead of neighbouring Canada or Mexico.

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