This publication examines and maps the different dimensions of the small arms problem in the region. It attempts to highlight the gravity of the situation by describing the ways in which the small arms problem manifests itself within the Central Asian context. The study is organized into three substantive chapters followed by conclusion and recommendations. The publication examines the small arms problem in Afghanistan, which dates to the Cold War years,the conflict in Tajikistan,and small arms and the latent threats to stability.
The publication emphasizes that practical measures aimed at the amelioration of the small arms problem have to be based on a broad conception of small arms control.
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Sales Number: E. GV.00.0.6
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