Study Group on Defense Industry Globalization, Conversion, and the Arms Trade

Director: Ann R. Markusen
September 1, 1996 - May 1, 1998

Conversion and rationalization of arms production capacity and the successful transition to lower armament levels have emerged as central determinants of international security. This study group focused on an international comparative analysis of "supply-side resistance" to successful downsizing and searched for national and multilateral strategies for countering such resistance. Session topics included national security, arms proliferation, industrial-base management, and economic prosperity. An edited volume, based on the study group's proceedings, will be published in the second half of 1999.

Publications

Meetings

General Meeting

The Market for Force: Exploring the Privitization of Military Services

Presider:

Richard Ravitch

Speaker:

Deborah Avant
May 21, 1999

This meeting is not for attribution.

Study Group Meeting

How Wall Street Evaluates the Defense Industry

Presider:

Richard Ravitch

Speakers:

Peter Aseritis, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Credit Suisse First Boston, Byron Callan, Merrill Lynch, Denis A. Bovin, Bear Stearns & Co.
May 15, 1998

This meeting is not for attribution.

Study Group Meeting

The Russian Record with Defense Conversion

Presider:

Ann R. Markusen

Speaker:

Ksenia Gonchar, Russian Academy of Sciences/Bonn International Center for Conversion
February 27, 1998

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Study Group Meeting

Disarmament and Defense Industrial Adjustment: The Case of South Africa's Industry

Presider:

Richard Ravitch

Speaker:

Peter Batchelor, University of Cape Town
January 30, 1998

This meeting is not for attribution.

Study Group Meeting

Defense Conversion in China: What Do We Really Know?

Presider:

Richard Ravitch

Speakers:

John Frankenstein, University of Copenhagen, Peter Almquist, Arms Control Disarmament Agency
December 12, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

Study Group Meeting

The Consequences of Mergers for America and NATO

Presider:

Richard Ravitch

Speakers:

Kenneth Flamm, The Brookings Institution, Wolfgang Demisch, BT Securities Corporation, Dennis Smallwood, U.S. Military Academy
October 31, 1997

This meeting is not for attribution.

Study Group Meeting

French and American Defense Industrial Developments Since the End of the Cold War

Presider:

Richard Ravitch

Speakers:

Claude Serfati, University of Versailles, Ann R. Markusen, Council on Foreign Relations
October 3, 1997

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Study Group Meeting

Congress and the Challenge of Defense Planning in the Post-Cold War

Presider:

Richard Ravitch

Speaker:

Paul Walker, ChemTrust Global Green, USA
January 24, 1997

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Study Group Meeting

Globalization in the Post-Cold War Defense Industry

Presider:

Richard Ravitch

Speaker:

Richard Bitzinger, Central Intelligence Agency
December 6, 1996

This meeting is not for attribution.

Study Group Meeting

The Global Arms Trade: Prospects for Restraint

Presider:

Richard Ravitch

Speaker:

Lora Lumpe, Federation of American Scientists
November 8, 1996

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Study Group Meeting

A Multilateral Approach to Arms Exports

Presider:

Richard Ravitch

Speakers:

William W. Keller, Monterey Institute for International Studies, Andrew J. Pierre, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
November 8, 1996

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Study Group Meeting

The Changing Civil Military Production Mix in Western Europe's Defense Industry

Presider:

Richard Ravitch

Speaker:

Herbert Wulf, Bonn International Center for Conversion
October 18, 1996

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Study Group Meeting

The European Defense Industry after the Cold War

Presider:

Richard Ravitch

Speaker:

John Lovering, University of Wales, Cardiff
September 20, 1996

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Study Group Meeting

General Discussion and Review of 'America's Industrial Makeover'

Presider:

Richard Ravitch

Speaker:

Ann R. Markusen, Council on Foreign Relations
September 6, 1996

This meeting is not for attribution.