Restriction of arms supply
Nature: Governments may apply restrictions on the sale of arms to another country. Such restrictive measures may only come into force when the recipient country becomes involved in an international conflict, when it is feared that the supply of arms to countries in conflict will implicate the supplier in the dispute and compromise its neutrality. Such policies effectively prevent the supply of spare parts and replacements in times of conflict, thus endangering the military viability of the recipient country and its ability to defend itself against aggression.
Counter Claim: Restrictive policies help to restrain or contain conflicts and prevent them from escalating or involving the supplying countries.
Problem Type: D: Detailed problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET