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The Future of Defence Industries in Central and Eastern Europe

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN 0-19-829184-1
142 pp.

This report examines the defence industries in Central and Eastern Europe as they attempt to restructure in the wake of changes brought about by the end of the cold war and downward trends in both military expenditure and arms exports. Separate chapters examine the developing military doctrines in Central and Eastern Europe, the trend in military expenditure, the nature of the efforts to restructure the defence industries, the international dimensions of industrial restructuring and the role of arms exports. Finally, the book attempts to relate the on-going process of defence industrial restructuring into the context of an overall economic structural adjustment that is now underway in the countries under study


Dr Ian Anthony was the Director of SIPRI’s European Security Programme.