The independent resource on global security

SIPRI Yearbook 1988

Order SIPRI Yearbook 1988

SIPRI yearbook 1988 cover
Oxford University Press

The SIPRI Yearbook 1988 continues SIPRI's review of the latest developments in nuclear weapons, nuclear explosions, world military expenditure, the international arms trade, chemical and biological weapons, the military use of outer space and ongoing armed conflicts. Efforts to control the arms race are described, and the status of negotiations and agreements is analysed.


In addition to these regular features and statistics, this latest SIPRI Yearbook contains special studies on the INF Treaty, the ABM Treaty review, the Iraq–Iran War and the role of the United Nations, and the UN International Conference on the Relationship between Disarmament and Development. Its comprehensive coverage makes it an invaluable sourcebook for anyone seeking authoritative, factual information on issues of armaments and disarmament and thus to anyone interested in strategic studies, war studies, peace studies, and international relations.




1. 1987—the turning-point

Walther Stützle


Part I. Weapons and technology

2. Nuclear weapons

William M. Arkin, Andrew S. Burrows, Thomas B. Cochran, Richard W. Fieldhouse, Jozef Goldblat and Robert S. Norris

3. Nuclear explosions

Ragnhild Ferm

Appendix 3A. Nuclear explosions, 1945–87

4. Military use of outer space

Bhupendra Jasani

Appendix 4A. Tables of satellites launched in 1987

5. Chemical and biological warfare: developments in 1987

S. J. Lundin, J. P. Perry Robinson and Ralf Trapp


Part II. Military expenditure, the arms trade and armed conflicts

6. SIPRI military expenditure data

Rita Tullberg and Gerd Hagmeyer-Gaverus

Appendix 6A. Tables of world military expenditure, 1978–87

7. The trade in major conventional weapons

Aaron Karp

Appendix 7A. Aggregate tables of the value of the trade in major weapons with the Third World, 1968–87

Appendix 7B. Register of the trade in major conventional weapons with industrialized and Third World countries, 1987

Appendix 7C. Register of licensed production of major conventional weapons in industrialized and Third World countries, 1987

Appendix 7D Sources and methods

8. The naval arms trade and implications of changes in maritime law

Ian Anthony

9. Major armed conflicts in 1987

G. Kenneth Wilson and Peter Wallensteen


Part III. Developments in arms control

10. US–Soviet nuclear arms control

Christoph Bertram

11. Conventional arms control in Europe: problems and prospects

Jane Sharp

Appendix 11A. Calendar of planned notifiable military activities in 1988 and forecast for 1989, as required by the Stockholm Document

12. Multilateral arms control efforts

Jozef Goldblat


Part IV. Special features

13. The INF Treaty negotiations

Jonathan Dean

Appendix 13A. Treaty between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the elimination of their intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles

Appendix 13B. Memorandum of Understanding regarding the establishment of the data base for the Treaty

Appendix 13C. Protocol on procedure governing the elimination of the missile systems subject to the treaty

Appendix 13D. Protocol regarding inspections relating to the Treaty

Appendix 13E. Agreement between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the establishment of nuclear risk reduction centers

14. The ABM Treaty and the strategic relationship: an uncertain future

Regina Cowen

15. The United Nations and the Iraq–Iran War

Co-ordinated by Brian Urquhart

16. The United Nations International Conference on the Relationship between Disarmament and Development

Saadet Deger

17. The SIPRI 1987 Olof Palme Memorial Lecture—'Security and disarmament: change and vision'

Willy Brandt



Annexe A. Major multilateral arms control agreements

Annexe B. Chronology