The latest edition of this online journal is now available. Its articles include –
GRADUAL SIGNS OF CHANGE: PROLIFERATION TO AND FROM CHINA OVER 4 DECADES
This article examines the role of Chinese state-owned enterprises and private actors in proliferation-related trade both to and from China and how that role has evolved over time; and considers how regulatory changes to Chinese export control law as well as China’s adherence to multilateral control regimes may have influenced this evolution. The article’s conclusion offers a predictive assessment of how China’s export and import policies may evolve in the future in light of the country’s proposed new Export Control Law.
SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA: ARE THEY WORKING, WORKABLE, AND WORTH IT?
This article says that there is little evidence to date that sanctions have had significant effect on Russia’s economy or behaviour, but the question of effectiveness is far from simple. This article addresses why effectiveness has been limited – is it a matter of scope, enforcement, or priority? What is meant by effectiveness in this context and what would it look like?
THE ROLE, UTILITY, AND MANAGEMENT OF JAPAN’S CENTER FOR INFORMATION ON SECURITY TRADE CONTROLS (CISTEC)
This article provides analysis on CISTEC’s development, mission, human resources, and financial structure; then explains its impact on Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), other government agencies, and industry. The article concludes by identifying new and future challenges for CISTEC.