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Existing arms control regimes and other security related agreements have helped make the world more secure and enhanced confidence and co-operation among parties to these agreements. The security perspective of today and tomorrow is broader than that of yesterday. On the global scale we need efficient confidence-building measures and control instruments, and we are trying to move from armed conflicts to crisis prevention and management. Conflicts today occur mainly within rather than between States and non-state actors are playing an increased role. The security of each of us depends more and more on our ability to handle non-military crises. This report analyses experiences from a number of existing treaties and agreements that can and should be applied to our new global or regional security problems.

This report reviews and analyses the experience gained from negotiating and implementing arms control agreements. The lessons learned from this experience can be applied to global security problems beyond arms control.

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Authors: MACKBY J ET AL, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21077 EN (2004), 46 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39-033278-9843 or +39-033278-9864 Fax: +39-033278-9623 E-mail:
Record Number: 200417468 / Last updated on: 2004-04-05
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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