In particular, the business of selling conventional arms around the world, they assess the role of the largest arms exporters and importers, and shed new light on the illicit arms trade and the shadowy dealers who profit from their deadly commerce. This succinct and accessible new book explores the complexities and realities of the global conventional weapons trade.
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