Providing Conventional Security in Europe: Past, Present, Future

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2011-5-43-54

A. Tuzin, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO), 23, Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The article discusses the issues of control over the size and the use for military purposes of five categories of conventional offensive weapons: battle tanks, armored combat vehicles, 100 mm+ artillery, combat aircrafts and attack helicopters. These are subjects to the restrictions in Atlantic-Ural area in accordance with the Treaty on conventional armed forces in Europe (CFE) which is the key, though not the only one to date, international regulatory and legal instrument in this field.

Keywords: CFE, Europe, conventional security, conventional weapons, confidence and security-building measures, verification, transparency, post-bipolarity

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Tuzin A. Providing Conventional Security in Europe: Past, Present, Future. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2011, no. 5, pp. 43-54.

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