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SIPRI Yearbook 1984

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The SIPRI Yearbook 1984 continues SIPRI's analyses of the world arms races, based on annual series of data on the nuclear weapons possessed and planned by the major powers, on world military expenditure, arms production, the arms trade, and the military use of outer space. Efforts to control the arms race are described and the status of negotiations is analysed.


In addition to regular features and statistics, there are technical chapters on missile accuracy, command and control systems for nuclear weapons and the possible implications of genetic engineering for biological warfare. Coverage of the confrontation between Honduras and Nicaragua, of the common security concept, and of the initial stages of the Stockholm Conference are included in this Yearbook.




Frank Blackaby

Appendix A. Public opinion and nuclear weapons

Eymert Den Oudsten


Part I. The nuclear arms race

1. Nuclear weapons

Sverre Lodgaard and Frank Blackaby

2. Nuclear explosions

Ragnhild Ferm

Appendix 2A. Nuclear explosions, 1983 (preliminary data)

Appendix 2B. Nuclear explosions, 1945–83 (known and presumed)


Part III. World armaments

3. World military expenditure

Elisabeth Sköns and Rita Tullberg

Appendix 3A. World military expenditure, 1974–83

Appendix 3B. Sources and methods for the world military expenditure data

4. Spain's new defence policy: arms production and exports

Evamaria Loose-Weintraub

5. Multinational weapon projects and the international arms trade

Björn Hagelin

6. Statistics on military research and development expenditure

Mary Acland-Hood

Appendix 6A. Sources and methods for the military R&D data

7. The trade in major conventional weapons

Thomas Ohlson and Michael Brzoska

Appendix 7A. Aggregate tables of the value of the trade in major weapons with the Third World, 1964–83

Appendix 7B. Register of the trade in major conventional weapons with industrialized and Third World countries, 1983

Appendix 7C. Register of licensed production of major conventional weapons in industrialized and Third World countries, 1983

Appendix 7D. Sources and methods for the world arms production and trade data

8. 'Deep Strike': new technologies for conventional interdiction

Paul Berg and Gunilla Herolf

9. Chemical and biological warfare: developments in 1983

Julian Perry Robinson

10. The military use of outer space

Bhupendra Jasani

11. The operational characteristics of ballistic missiles

Kosta Tsipis

12. Implications of genetic engineering for chemical and biological warfare

Erhard Geissler

Appendix 12A. Glossary

13. Nuclear weapon command, control and communication

William Arkin and Richard Fieldhouse

14. The Honduras–Nicaragua conflict and prospects for arms control in Central America

Jozef Goldblat and Viktor Millán

Appendix 14A. UN Security Council resolution 530, 19 May 1983

Appendix 14B. UN Security Council resolution 38/10, 11 November 1983

Appendix 14C. OAS General Assembly resolution, 17 November 1983

Appendix 14D. Communiqué of the meeting between the Ministers of the Contadora Group and the Ministers of the Central American countries


Part IV. Developments in arms control

15. The Conference on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe

David Barton

Appendix 15A. Extracts from the concluding document adopted by the Second CSCE follow-up meeting in Madrid on 6 September 1983

Appendix 15B. Proposal submitted by the delegations of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America on 24 January 1984

Appendix 15C. Comparison of the NATO CSBM package with the Final Act CBMs

Appendix 15D. Proposal submitted by the delegation of Romania on 25 January 1984

Appendix 15E. Proposal submitted by the delegations of Austria, Cyprus, Finland, Malta, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland and Yugoslavia on confidence- and security-building measures

Appendix 15F. Notification of military manoeuvres in 1983, in compliance with the Final Act of the CSCE

16. Common security

Emma Rothschild

17. Multilateral arms control efforts

Jozef Goldblat

Appendix 17A. UN General Assembly resolutions on disarmament, 1983

18. Arms control agreements

Jozef Goldblat and Ragnhild Ferm

Appendix 18A. Status of the implementation of the major multilateral arms control agreements as of 31 December 1983

19. Chronology of major events related to arms control issues

Jozef Goldblat and Ragnhild Ferm