UDC 005.44:341.678
Biblid: 0025-8555, 65(2013)
Vol. 65, No 2, pp. 139-159
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2298/MEDJP1302139S

Оriginal article
Received: 15 Apr 2013
Accepted: 15 May 2013

ARMS TRADE AS A GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL PROBLEM

SPALEVIĆ Žaklina (Žaklina Spalević, docent, Pravni fakultet Univerziteta Sinergija u Bijeljini), zspalevic@sinergija.edu.ba
BJELAJAC Željko (Željko Bjelajac, redovni profesor, Pravni fakultet za privredu i pravosuđe, Univerzitet Privredna akademija Novi Sad), zeljkobjelajac067@gmail.com
DIMITRIJEVIĆ Duško (Duško Dimitrijević, viši naučni saradnik, Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd), dimitrijevicd@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs

The aim of this paper is to highlight the great social danger resulting from uncontrolled trade in arms and military equipment. A large number of terrorist attacks in the world show that uncontrolled arms trade is a growing problem for international security. In order to provide the same protection, the problem of uncontrolled arms and military equipment, which is the major international business, should be viewed from several aspects. To this end, after defining weapons, their production and trade, the authors have presented one of the ways the leading companies in the military-industrial complex provide themselves a market for sale of arms and military equipment, thus creating the conditions that contribute to expanding of their military companies. As the world’s largest exporters of arms and military equipment the United States, Russia and China give a short historical account of their arms trafficking. Then, considering the fact that the amount of weapons would unlikely diminish, the authors have pointed out that states should find a way to control the movement of weapons in the world preventing terrorist to take hold of them.

Keywords: Weapons, production and sales, arms trade, arms trade control