Unraveling the TRIAD: Arms Transfers, Indigenous Defense Production, and Dependency. Iran as an Example,
SANDERS ASSOCIATES INC NASHUA N H DESTRUCT TECHNIQUES GROUP
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This paper analyzes the relationship between the military industrial capabilities of third world countries and their dependency on the states which supply them with arms. It focuses on the tension between the foreign policy goal of independence, which leads many governments to establish a domestic military industry, and the internal constraints which prevent them from achieving their goal. It discusses the kinds of tradeoffs third world defense planners must make between economic factors and perceived security needs. Two main hypotheses serve as the organizational framework for this paper 1 Arms transfers to less industrialized countries LICs initiate an evolutionary progression toward the indigenous production of military technology. 2 Dependency for third world states is no less a product of indigenous defense production than of arms transfers.
- Government and Political Science