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SIPRI Yearbook 2004

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Oxford University Press

Armaments, Disarmament and International Security

‘The USA proved that it can destroy its enemies, but it proved unable to compel its friends.’

‘Human beings cannot be made free, let alone happy, by placing them in a protective security cage. The already very difficult task of achieving democratic transformation in non-Western societies will not be helped if the West is seen as slowly consuming its own stock of inherited liberties, while trying to impose freedom (a contradiction in terms) on others.’


From the Introduction by SIPRI Director Alyson J. K. Bailes.

The 35th edition of the SIPRI Yearbook analyses developments in 2003 in

  • Security and conflicts
  • Military spending and armaments
  • Non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament

These pages contain summaries and the full text of the Yearbook's chapters, appendices and annexes.