Stemming Destabilizing Arms Transfers: The Impact of European Union Air Safety Bans
This paper examines the impact of EU air safety regulations on the activities of air cargo operators that are suspected to be involved in destabilizing arms transfers. The authors argue that air safety regulations are an underutilized but potentially promising tool for stemming the flow of destabilizing arms transfers. According to them, air cargo operators involved in these transfers habitually violate air safety standards, increasing the likelihood of their being targeted by EU controls.
© 2008 Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Hugh Griffiths, Mark Bromley