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Arms Industry Transformation and Integration: The Choices of East Central Europe Arms Industry Transformation and Integration
The Choices of East Central Europe

Yudit Kiss

The defence industry was one of the pillars of the command economy system in East Central Europe. After the end of the cold war the sector went through dramatic changes: it was radically downsized, reorganized and restructured according to the needs of the emerging new socio-economic systems. This book presents a comparative analysis of the defence industries of six East Central European countries—Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia—describing how they adjusted to the changed political and economic environment in both the domestic and international contexts. Their experiences provide valuable lessons for governments and companies in the post-2008 global economy.


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International security
Peacekeepers at risk, Policy Brief, Feb. 2014 China's Policy on North Korea, SIPRI Policy Paper no. 40 Measuring conflict exposure in micro-level surveys, SIPRI Policy Brief
Peacekeepers at risk

China's Policy on North Korea

Measuring conflict exposure in micro-level surveys

Recent publications on security and conflicts cover SIPRI's research on armed conflict and conflict management and global and regional security.

SIPRI Yearbook
SIPRI Yearbook 2013: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security SIPRI Yearbook 2012: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security

The SIPRI Yearbook is known worldwide as an authoritative and independent source for politicians, diplomats, journalists and analysts seeking insight on issues of armaments and arms control, armed conflicts and conflict resolution, security arrangements and disarmament, as well as the most important longer-term trends in international security.

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