U.S. and Russia Arms Sales Persuasive Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

U.S. and Russia Arms Sales
An in-depth discussion of the impact of the United States' and Russia's weapons trade after the Cold War.
# 116250 | 6,572 words | 20 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The paper explores Russia's and the United States' methodology, impact, strategies and influence in the arms trade in order to determine the global impact of the weapons trade. The paper provides statistics and shows how developing countries, industrialized countries, governments, other industries, and people all over are negatively affected by the arms trade. The paper highlights how the weapons trade is corrupted and unregulated and is a source for major human rights abuses throughout the world. The paper also discusses how it gives terrorists and criminals the tools they need to carry out their plans. The paper proposes the solution to these problems, that the arms industry must be regulated by governments instead of being promoted by them.

The United States in the Arms Trade
Russia in the Arms Trade
The Argument For the Arms Trade
The Argument Against The Arms Trade
A Proposed Solution

From the Paper:

"The arms sales industry is a global business which creates and sells weapons, weapons technology, and related equipment. Since the Cold War, the United States and Russia have been heavily involved in arms transfers and contracts throughout the world, especially in developing countries. It is estimated that nearly 1 trillion dollars are spent worldwide each year in the arms trade (BBC, 2005). The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (U.S., U.K., France, Russia, and China) can account for 87% of all arms exported in the world (Campaign Against Arms Trade, 2006)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • AFP. (June 12, 2006). US drives world military spending to record high. ABC News Online. Retrieved May 1, 2008, from http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200606/s1661277.htm
  • BBC News. (Sept. 15, 2005). Arms Trade Key Statistics. BBC News. Retrieved May 1, 2008, from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4238644.stm
  • Black, S. J. (Jan. 2007). Rosoboroneksport: Arms Sales and the Structure of the Russian Defense Industry. Jan. 2007. Retrieved May 1, 2008, from http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB749.pdf
  • Campaign Against Arms Trade. (2006). An Introduction to the Arms Trade. Campaign Against Arms Trade. Retrieved May 1, 2008, from http://www.caat.org.uk/publications/intro-briefing-2006.pdf
  • Control Arms.org. (2005). Control Arms: The Issues. Control Arms. Retrieved May 1, 2008, from http://www.controlarms.org/the_issues/index.htm

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APA Format

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