Authors Xiaodon Liang and Sam Perlo-Freeman examine the problem of corruption in the military sector in Indonesia in the post-Suharto era, in particular in relation to arms procurement, and discuss the significance of recent tentative signs of greater efforts by the Indonesian civil and military authorities to address the problem. It illustrates crucial points about democratization and corruption in the arms trade.
A new Occasional Paper by Sam Perlo-Freeman, attempts to produce a global estimate, or rather a range of estimates of the financial size of the international arms trade. The paper also explains problems with the data, including for some of the largest western arms exporters, from whom one might expect a greater level of transparency: most notably, the USA.
In a new occasional paper, Alex de Waal argues that Africa, as a weak continent, has much to gain from multilateralism, and especially from its stronger more normative versions.
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