Technology transfers and the Arms Trade Treaty - Issues and Perspectives

The global trade in arms has evolved in the recent decades to adjust to a more demanding market characterized by growing competition and the evolution of the customers’ needs. Arms transfers have become not just transfers of goods but also a mean of transmission and diffusion of military technologies. The policy guidelines governing the defense market as it exists today are not only based on the immediate needs of recipient countries, but also on a larger "defense approach" that encompass the general policy towards that government including other arrangements (economic, political, etc.).


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