Small Arms Proliferation. This collection of essays explores the ideas that monitoring of flows of small arms can produce indicators which can be used in early warning systems designed to warn of humanitarian crises and military conflict. "Arms Watching: Integrating Small Arms and Light Weapons into the Early Warning of Violent Conflict" is edited by Edward Laurence.
By International Alert, UK.
Site Upgraded to latest version. If any issues please contact us
Terrorism. The Brookings Institution offers this collection of resources relating to the September 11 Terrorism attack. Essays and articles cover topics such as the implications for the US national missile defence programme, the lessons of the US-Soviet cold war and the military options open to the US. Other sites of interest include the Terrorism Research Centre, the (Israeli) International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism, the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Centre for Defence and International Security Issues, and the International Relations and Security Network
By Brookings Institution, US.
Defence Readiness. ames L. George considers the notion of "tiered readiness" - that not all armed forces need be ready to deploy and perform at full strength at all times. Keeping armies at full strength and full readiness is expensive. This paper argues that with the nature of threats to the US changing so should the concept of readiness - with Navy and Marine Corp units on higher states of alert than the standing army, mothballing some other units and making more use made of the reserves.
By Cato Institute, US.
Beyond EU Enlargement. Werner Weidenfeld explores the security and defence issues surrounding the EU's new neighbours after enlargement. He makes a series of recommendations regarding Kaliningrad, the prospects of Ukraine and Moldova joining the EU, supporting democratic reform in Belarus and encouraging cross border co-operation. (Also useful is an Economist survey on enlargement of the European Union).
By Centrum Für Angewandte Politikforschung (CAP), Germany.