- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict and peace
- Peace and development
For a country that has officially renounced armed force as a means of settling international disputes, Japan’s defence and security policy agenda is looking full.
Controlling the export of items that have military applications is a key tool in preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
Incredible as it may seem, traffickers in commodities that help fuel some of the world’s nastiest conflicts—transporting such things as arms, ‘blood diamonds’ and cocaine—also continue to profit from humanitarian aid and UN peacekeeping contracts.