oa Arms Control : Africa - Getting a grip on arms brokering
|Article Title||Getting a grip on arms brokering|
|© Publisher:||Institute for Security Studies (ISS)|
|Journal||Arms Control : Africa|
|Publication Date||Jul 2008|
|Pages||3 - 5|
In the opening sequence of the acclaimed 2005 film 'Lord of War', which provides insight into the murky world of illicit arms brokering, the principal protagonist (fictional), Yuri Orlov (portrayed by Nicholas Cage) calmly declares : ""There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is : How do we arm the other 11?""
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