Asymmetrical Arms Control

How to Account for Innovation and Diversity in European Armed Forces

20/06/2019 | by Torben Schütz

DGAPkompakt 12/2019, 5 pp.

Category: Security

Conventional arms control in Europe is in crisis. As it is based on a simple headcount of weapons systems, it does not reflect the qualitative changes to armed forces’ structures and assets brought about by technological innovation. It is high time to embrace asymmetrical arms control mechanisms which are a promising method to deal with the diversity of qualitative changes in European armed forces. Germany should push for such innovation within the OSCE.

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