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

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The Market for Force: Exploring the Privitization of Military Services

Speaker Deborah Avant
Presider Richard Ravitch
May 21, 1999

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How Wall Street Evaluates the Defense Industry

Speakers Denis A. BovinBear Stearns & Co., Byron CallanMerrill Lynch, Peter AseritisVice Chairman of Investment Banking, Credit Suisse First Boston
Presider Richard Ravitch
May 15, 1998

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The Russian Record with Defense Conversion

Speaker Ksenia GoncharRussian Academy of Sciences/Bonn International Center for Conversion
Presider Ann R. Markusen
February 27, 1998

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

Speaker Peter BatchelorUniversity of Cape Town
Presider Richard Ravitch
January 30, 1998

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Defense Conversion in China: What Do We Really Know?

Speakers Peter AlmquistArms Control Disarmament Agency, John FrankensteinUniversity of Copenhagen
Presider Richard Ravitch
December 12, 1997

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The Consequences of Mergers for America and NATO

Speakers Dennis SmallwoodU.S. Military Academy, Wolfgang DemischBT Securities Corporation, Kenneth FlammThe Brookings Institution
Presider Richard Ravitch
October 31, 1997

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

Speakers Ann R. MarkusenCouncil on Foreign Relations, Claude SerfatiUniversity of Versailles
Presider Richard Ravitch
October 3, 1997

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

Speaker Paul WalkerChemTrust Global Green, USA
Presider Richard Ravitch
January 24, 1997

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Globalization in the Post-Cold War Defense Industry

Speaker Richard BitzingerCentral Intelligence Agency
Presider Richard Ravitch
December 6, 1996

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The Global Arms Trade: Prospects for Restraint

Speaker Lora LumpeFederation of American Scientists
Presider Richard Ravitch
November 8, 1996

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A Multilateral Approach to Arms Exports

Speakers Andrew J. PierreCarnegie Endowment for International Peace, William W. KellerMonterey Institute for International Studies
Presider Richard Ravitch
November 8, 1996

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

Speaker Herbert WulfBonn International Center for Conversion
Presider Richard Ravitch
October 18, 1996

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The European Defense Industry after the Cold War

Speaker John LoveringUniversity of Wales, Cardiff
Presider Richard Ravitch
September 20, 1996

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

Speaker Ann R. MarkusenCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presider Richard Ravitch
September 6, 1996

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