The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade

The No Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade The ending of the Cold War was supposed to increase global security and divert expenditure previously earmarked for arms purchases to constructive ends Instead the arms trade has flourished Not only

  • Title: The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade
  • Author: Gideon Burrows
  • ISBN: 9781859844267
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
  • The ending of the Cold War was supposed to increase global security and divert expenditure previously earmarked for arms purchases to constructive ends Instead, the arms trade has flourished Not only conventional arms, but also police and surveillance equipment, have been provided by Western countries seeking to make a profit from conflict in unstable parts of the wThe ending of the Cold War was supposed to increase global security and divert expenditure previously earmarked for arms purchases to constructive ends Instead, the arms trade has flourished Not only conventional arms, but also police and surveillance equipment, have been provided by Western countries seeking to make a profit from conflict in unstable parts of the world Foreign debt has remained high, development has been held back, and human rights have been systematically abused, all with the connivance of an arms trade prepared to turn a blind eye to the uses to which increasingly sophisticated weaponry is put, so long as hefty profits can be reaped This disturbing book names the players in the arms trade and charts the impact that it has had on war, human rights, and development The financial and trade mechanisms that permit the arms trade to continue are revealed, amid sordid tales of bribery and corruption Gideon Burrows concludes his examination by reviewing the ways in which this trade can be controlled or even abolished.

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    About “Gideon Burrows

    • Gideon Burrows

      Gideon Burrows is a writer and non fiction author His latest book is Chilli Britain A Hot Fruity Adventure.Gideon spent the 2014 chilli growing season with the burgeoning community of chilli growers, sorcerers, eaters and obsessives to ask What makes Chilli Britain tick The result is humorous and surprising travel tale, celebrating Britain s growing craze for all things hot and fruity.Gideon is also author of Men Can Do It The real reason dads don t do childcare, which was awarded Self Published Book of the Year 2014.His other books include Living Low Grade about living with a slow growing brain tumour, Write for Charity, and a series of books on the arms trade.Gideon worked as campaigns co ordinator for Campaign Against Arms Trade before becoming a journalist writing on social justice, charities and public affairs He was a staff journalist on Community Care magazine, then worked on various sector titles including Third Sector, Guardian Society, Social Enterprise and Municipal Journal.Gideon founded ngodia in 1998 to provide editorial and copywriting services, and training on copywriting, marketing and media, for charities ngodia quickly became the charity sector s leading editorial and writing training agency.Gideon has trained hundreds of charities across the UK on every aspect of their communications work.In May 2012, Gideon was diagnosed with an incurable, inoperable brain tumour, which he blogs about at Bicycles and Brain Tumours He lives by the sea in Northern Ireland, has two children, five bicycles and a comprehensive, though generally failing, vegetable patch.



    953 thoughts on “The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade

    • This book is great. It gives great details of the arms trade world wide and also manages to paint a good picture of the pattern that connects it all. It also throws in some history of direct actions taken against arms dealers, which make for a welcome relief from the soul sinking nature of the rest of the book. I wish that it was longer, but the No-Nonsense Guides are simply meant to be introductions, and this succeeds at that.


    • A useful, informative and easy to read guide to the arms trade, written from an campaigner's perspective. It is especially useful in pointing out the enormous level of Government subsidy, and giving the lie to the argument that the arms trade is good news for the economy or necessary to provide jobs.


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