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5. Arms production »

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DOI: 10.1093/sipri/9780199695522.003.0006

Chapter: 5. Arms production

Source: SIPRI Yearbook 2011

Author: Susan T. Jackson

Susan T.JacksonArms-producing companies displayed resilience, even increasing overall arms sales in 2009, despite the ongoing economic recession. This is true of both companies in North America and Western Europe, which dominate the global arms industry in terms of arms sales, and of companies in some of the smaller economies with advanced arms industries, such as Israel, South Korea and Turkey. Arms sales of the SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing companies in 2009 reached $401 billion, an increase of $14.8 billion from the previous year. Mega-deal acquisitions returned to the arms industry in 2010.5. Arms productionI.

6. Arms production »

Type: chapter

DOI: 10.1093/sipri/9780199581122.003.0007

Chapter: 6. Arms production

Source: SIPRI Yearbook 2010

Author: Susan T. Jackson

Susan T.JacksonDespite the global financial crisis and economic recession, the arms industry continued to see high levels of arms sales in 2008 and, according to initial assessments, in 2009. Arms sales of the SIPRI Top 100 reached $385 billion in 2008. These increases were in part due to sales of military equipment and services for the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq and to force modernization efforts (e.g. in Russia). While the number of large acquisitions fell in 2009, there was more consolidation in the Israeli, Russian and US industries as well as a continued pattern of arms-producing companies

5. Arms production and military services »

Type: chapter

DOI: 10.1093/sipri/9780199650583.003.0006

Chapter: 5. Arms production and military services

Source: SIPRI Yearbook 2012

Author: Mikael Grinbaum, Susan T. Jackson

MikaelGrinbaumSusan T.Jackson*5. Arms production and military servicesOverviewThe public spending crisis in the Global North has not yet had a large overall impact on the major companies in the arms production and military services industry (‘the arms industry’). Sales of arms and military services by the largest arms-producing companies—the SIPRI Top 100—continued to increase in 2010 to reach $411.1 billion, although at 1 per cent in real terms the rate of increase was slower than in 2009 (seesection IV in this chapter). Between 2002 and 2010 arms sales of companies in

4. Arms production and military services »

Type: chapter

DOI: 10.1093/sipri/9780199678433.003.0005

Chapter: 4. Arms production and military services

Source: SIPRI Yearbook 2013

Author: Susan T. Jackson

Susan T.JacksonAbstract and keywords to be supplied4. Arms production and military servicesOverviewAusterity measures in North America and Western Europe as a result of the 2008 global financial crisis had a varied impact on sales of arms and military services by companies in the SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies for 2011. Ongoing spending discussions have generated uncertainty in the largest arms and military services market—the United States—and are a key reason companies based there and in Western Europe are seeking increased market shares in other regions, including Asia, Latin America and the

14. Arms production and military services »

Type: chapter

DOI: 10.1093/sipri/9780198787280.003.0014

Chapter: 14. Arms production and military services

Source: SIPRI Yearbook 2016

Author: Aude Fleurant

AudeFleurantOxChapML2.50OUP TCI20160601.0SIPRIMedicine-UKSIPRI Yearbook SeriesNewgen14. Arms production and military servicesOverviewSales by the SIPRI Top 100 arms and military services industry declined for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. The Top 100 combined revenue for 2014 totalled US $401 billion—1.5 per cent lower than in 2013. However, despite the continuing overall decrease, the turnover of companies ranked in 2014 remained 43 per cent higher than the Top 100 total revenues in 2002. This tends to emphasize the modest level of the decrease observed since the peak in sales reached

1. Aspects of the Conflict in Syria »

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Chapter: 1. Aspects of the Conflict in Syria

Source: SIPRI Yearbook 2014

Author: Ian Anthony

OverviewSince March 2011, when street protests in the south of Syria led to an armed response by the Syrian Government, the country's rapid descent into armed conflict has produced some of the most destructive and intense fighting any-where in the world. United Nations data from mid-2013 indicates that more than 100 000 people had been killed in the fighting to that point. Subsequent estimates by non-governmental analysts suggest that, by the end of 2013, the death toll was in excess of 130 000.The following three essays limit themselves to issues that, to a certain extent, fall outside

1. Aspects of the conflict in Syria »

Type: chapter

DOI: 10.1093/sipri/9780198712596.003.0002

Chapter: 1. Aspects of the conflict in Syria

Source: SIPRI Yearbook 2014

Author: Ian Anthony, Ghassan Baliki, Pieter D. Wezeman, John Hart

IanAnthonyGhassanBalikiPieter D.WezemanJohnHartOxChapML2.27OUP TCI20140403.0Medicine-USSIPRI Yearbook Series1. Aspects of the conflict in SyriaOverviewSince March 2011, when street protests in the south of Syria led to an armed response by the Syrian Government, the country's rapid descent into armed conflict has produced some of the most destructive and intense fighting any-where in the world. United Nations data from mid-2013 indicates that more than 100 000 people had been killed in the fighting to that point. Subsequent estimates by non-governmental analysts suggest that, by the end of

13. Chemical and biological security threats »

Type: chapter

DOI: 10.1093/sipri/9780198737810.003.0013

Chapter: 13. Chemical and biological security threats

Source: SIPRI Yearbook 2015

Author: John Hart, Peter Clevestig

JohnHartPeterClevestigOxChapML2.27OUP TCI20150902.0SIPRIMedicine-UKSIPRI Yearbook SeriesNewgen13. Chemical and biological security threatsOverviewHealth and security concerns raised by the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa pushed global public health towards the top of the international security agenda in 2014 (seesectionI). Shortcomings in national and international preparedness for managing emerging infectious disease threats were evident, and the response capacities of some national public health systems in West Africa and of international organizations (e.g. Médecins Sans Frontières) were stretched beyond their limits. Furthermore, delays and inefficiencies in

18. Chemical and biological security threats »

Type: chapter

DOI: 10.1093/sipri/9780198787280.003.0018

Chapter: 18. Chemical and biological security threats

Source: SIPRI Yearbook 2016

Author: John Hart

JohnHartOxChapML2.50OUP TCI20160601.0SIPRIMedicine-UKSIPRI Yearbook SeriesNewgen18. Chemical and biological security threatsOverviewIn 2015 the states parties to the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) met at the last intersessional annual meetings before the Eighth Review Conference to be held in November 2016 (seesectionI). The three standing agenda items for the intersessional meetings were cooperation and assistance, a review of developments in science and technology, and the strengthening of national implementation. The special biennial topic for 2015 was on implementation of Article VII of the BTWC, which

13. Chemical and biological security threats »

Type: chapter

DOI: 10.1093/sipri/9780198811800.003.0013

Chapter: 13. Chemical and biological security threats

Source: SIPRI Yearbook 2017

Author: John Hart

JohnHartOxChapML2.50OUP TCI20170607.0SIPRIMedicine-UKSIPRI Yearbook SeriesNewgen13. Chemical and biological security threatsOverviewIn 2016 there were continued instances (alleged and confirmed) of the use of chemical weapons in the armed conflicts in Iraq and Syria. Governments continued to target Islamic State (IS) including suspected chemical weapon-related infrastructure in connection with the 2016 Mosul offensive. The United Nations Security Council remained split over whether the Syrian Government has engaged in chemical warfare.The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the body that implements the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention, sought