The development of the United Nations register of conventional arms: Prospects and proposals

  title={The development of the United Nations register of conventional arms: Prospects and proposals},
  author={Malcolm Chalmers and Owen J. Greene},
  journal={The Nonproliferation Review},
Transfers, production, and holdings of conventional arms are security issues of concern to many states. In the aftermath of the Gulf War in 1991, there was wide agreement that "something must be done" to try to prevent the sort of destabilizing build-up in conventional arms that had taken place in Iraq in the 1980s. Specifically, it was felt that measures were needed in order to encourage responsibility and restraint in the transfers of conventional arms to regions of tension such as the Middle… 
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