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SIPRI Yearbook 1979

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SIPRI yearbook 1979 cover
ISSN
0347–2205
ISBN
0-85066-181-1
Hardback
698
Year
1979
English
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, London and Philadelphia

The SIPRI Yearbook 1979 continues SIPRI's analyses of the world's arms races, based on annual series of data on world military expenditures, arms production and arms trade. Efforts to control the arms races are described, including such topics as the destruction of chemical weapon stockpiles, the nuclear test ban, and the prohibition of inhumane weapons. The United Nations special session on disarmament is reviewed and assessed. A detailed account is given of the status of the implementation of the major arms control agreements and humanitarian conventions, with table of signatories and ratifications.

This Yearbook deals with such military technological topics as laser and particle-beam weapons, military satellites, nuclear weapon proliferation, the naval arms race, and the sea-based nuclear deterrent.

Contents

Introduction

Frank Barnaby

1. World military expenditure

Frank Blackaby assisted by Elisabeth Sköns

Appendix 1A. World military expenditure, 1978

Appendix 1B. Sources and methods for the world military expenditure data

2. World arms production

Signe Landgren-Bäckström, assisted by Evamaria Loose-Weintraub and Carol Stoltenberg-Hansen

Appendix 2A. Registers of indigenous and licensed production of major weapons in industrialized countries, 1978

Appendix 2B. Registers of indigenous and licensed production of major weapons in Third World countries, 1978

3. World arms trade

Signe Landgren-Bäckström, assisted by Evamaria Loose-Weintraub and Carol Stoltenberg-Hansen

Appendix 3A. Register of the arms trade with industrialized countries, 1978

Appendix 3B. Register of the arms trade with Third World countries, 1978

Appendix 3C. Sources and methods for the world arms production and trade data

4. The military use of outer space

Bhupendra Jasani

5. Nuclear power and nuclear proliferation: export policies and proliferation resistance

Sverre Lodgaard

6. The expansion of naval forces

Andrzej Karkoszka

7. Command and control of the sea-based nuclear deterrent: the possibility of a counterforce role

Owen Wilkes

Appendix 7A. US and Soviet strategic nuclear forces, 1970–79

Randall Forsberg

8. Strategic anti-submarine warfare and its implications for a counterforce first strike

Owen Wilkes

9. The prohibition of inhumane and indiscriminate weapons

Malvern Lumsden

Appendix 9A. The US Rules of Engagement in Viet Nam as they relate to certain specific weapons

Appendix 9B. Safety zones required to reduce the indiscriminate effects of conventional weapons

10. Stockpiles of chemical weapons and their destruction

Johan Lundin

11. The UN Special Session on Disarmament: an analytical review

Jozef Goldblat assisted by Ragnhild Ferm

Appendix 11A. Final Document of the Tenth Special Session of the General Assembly

Appendix 11B. SIPRI statement to the Special Session of the UN General Assembly Devoted to Disarmament, delivered 13 June 1978 (excerpt)

12. Disarmament at the 1978 regular UN General Assembly session

Jozef Goldblat assisted by Ragnhild Ferm

Appendix 12A. UN member states and year of membership

Appendix 12B. UN resolutions on disarmament matters

13. The implementation of multilateral arms control agreements

Jozef Goldblat assisted by Ragnhild Ferm

14. The humanitarian rules of war

Jozef Goldblat assisted by Ragnhild Ferm

15. Bilateral arms control agreements

Jozef Goldblat assisted by Ragnhild Ferm

16. Nuclear explosions

Jozef Goldblat assisted by Ragnhild Ferm

Appendix 16A. Nuclear explosions, 1976–78 (known and presumed)

Appendix 16B. Nuclear explosions, 1945–78 (known and presumed)

17. Confidence-building in Europe

Jozef Goldblat assisted by Ragnhild Ferm

Appendix 17A. Notifications of military manoeuvres in 1978, in compliance with the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe

18. NGOs and disarmament

Homer Jack

19. Chronology of major events concerning disarmament issues

Jozef Goldblat assisted by Ragnhild Ferm