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Title:An African perspective on US/USSR/China arms policies
Author:Ekpebu, Lawrence Baraebibai
Year:1980
Periodical:Alternatives: A Journal of World Policy
Volume:6
Issue:1
Pages:93-129
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subject:disarmament
Abstract:The desire of the nations of Africa to achieve security through the military dynamic - derived partially from the fact that situations created by the developed North increase Africa's military requirements and partially from a desire to acquire prestige as defined by the superpowers in terms of military strength - counterproductively threatens national and human security on that continent in that it drains her of the resources needed to fight her real enemies: hunger, disease, illiteracy, and lack of freedom. The present African appraisal of the arms policies of the USA, the USSR and China is based on the conviction that the superpowers have crossed the threshold beyond which arms are a source of, not a deterrent to, insecurity. Notes, tab.
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