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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

1. Introduction: International stability and human security in 2017

Chapter:
1. Introduction: International stability and human security in 2017
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2018
Author(s):
Dan Smith

Global security has deteriorated markedly in the past decade. The number of armed conflicts has increased.1 There has been prolonged and shocking violence in large parts of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and support to separatist forces in eastern Ukraine form a focal point of disputation amid a general atmosphere of deepening confrontation between Russia and the West. International transfers of major weapons have increased, and global military spending has stabilized at a high plateau—above the level it stood at during the last years of the cold war.2 Equally, the number of states possessing nuclear weapons has increased, although the number of deployed nuclear warheads has continued to decline.3 However the measures that achieved these cuts are under threat.

Citation (MLA):
Smith, Dan. "1. Introduction: International stability and human security in 2017." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-1.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Smith, D. (2016). 1. Introduction: International stability and human security in 2017. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 16 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-1.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Smith, Dan. "1. Introduction: International stability and human security in 2017." In SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 16 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-1.xml
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