The independent resource on global security

The Arms Race and Arms Control 1984

Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN 0-85066-264-8
211 pp.

For the third year running, this paperback provides those actively concerned with the dangers of war with well-researched and up-to-date information on military developments of every kind.

Based on material published in the SIPRI Yearbook 1984, this book contains the essential data on nuclear issues, on military expenditure and the arms trade, and examines the breakdown of the arms control talks in 1983.



Frank Blackaby

Appendix A. Public opinion and nuclear weapons

Eymert den Oudsten


Part I. The nuclear arms race

1. Nuclear weapons

Sverre Lodgaard and Frank Blackaby

2. Nuclear explosions

Ragnhild Ferm

Appendix 2A. Nuclear explosions, 1983 (preliminary data)


Part II. World armaments

3. World military expenditure

Elisabeth Sköns and Rita Tullberg

Appendix 3A. World military expenditure, 1974–83

4. The trade in major conventional weapons

Thomas Ohlson and Michael Brzoska

5. 'Deep strike': New technologies for conventional interdiction

Per Berg and Gunilla Herolf

6. Ballistic missile defence

Bhupendra Jasani


Part III. Developments in arms control

7. Negotiations on chemical disarmament

Julian Perry Robinson and Jozef Goldblat

8. US and Soviet allegations of breaches of arms control agreements

Jozef Goldblat

9. The Conference on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe

David Barton