Title: Russia's comeback to the arms market: a strategic choice

Authors: Eric Lahille

Addresses: ESIEE Management, Cite Descartes, 2 Boulevard Blaise Pascal, BP 99, 93162 Noisy-le-grand Cedex, France

Abstract: The return of Russia as the main player in the global arms market presents specific features, by arms type and region. It also illustrates, beyond the revival of state control of strategic industries, a key element in its new foreign policy. This is in phase with the desire of various countries to assert greater military autonomy in front of the perceived dangers of US unilateralist posturing.

Keywords: global arms market; economic strategy; Russia; military equipment; Russian arms transfers; Russian foreign policy; state organisations; industrial organisations; world arms trade; state control; strategic industries.

DOI: 10.1504/AFP.2008.020390

Atoms for Peace: an International Journal, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.188 - 202

Available online: 20 Sep 2008 *

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