n Institute for Security Studies Monographs - Weapons in Mozambique. Reducing availability and demand

Volume 2004, Issue 94
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Extracted from text ... During the Cold War attention was focused on weapons of mass destruction, which were perceived as presenting the greatest threat to human security.1 Whereas global balance was being achieved based on these superweapons, regionally and nationally a different picture was taking shape on the African continent. The hegemonic tendencies of both superpowers, the USA (United States of America) and the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), provided support to military and/or authoritarian regimes perceived as friendly, with disregard for the fragility or sustainability of such regimes. In most instances, this support was translated into the unregulated provision of small arms ..

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