The Alert Collector: Key Sources of Multinational Data on Conventional and Nuclear Armaments

David Lincove

Abstract


I am pleased to offer this column on sources of conventional and nuclear armaments. Author David Lincove has taken a very complicated research topic and provided clear and concise descriptions of where to find data and other types of information. Many of the items in his column are web-only resources that would make a fine addition to subject guides in the military sciences, peace studies, political science, international relations, and more.—Editor


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Löbell’s Jahresberichte über die Veränderungen und Fortschritte im Militärwesen [Löbell’s Annual Reports on Changes and Progress in the Military] (Berlin: Mittler, 1874–1905). . . Succeeding editions: V. Löbell’s Jahresberichte über das Heer- und Kriegswesen [V. Löbell’s Annual Reports on Military and Warfare] (Berlin: Mittler, 1906–1913, 1926–1928).

Rüstung und Abrüstung: eine Umschau über d. Heer- u. Kriegswesen aller Länder [Armor and Disarmament: A Look Around the Army and War System of All Countries] (Berlin: Mittler, 1929–1935).

Alois Veltzé and Hugo Kerchnawe, Veltzé Armee-Almanach: ein Militär-Statistisches Handbuch aller Heere [Veltzé Army Almanac: A Military Statistical Handbook of All Armies] (Vienna: C.W. Stern, 1906–1914).

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Statistical Year-Book of the Trade in Arms, Ammunition, and Implements of War (Geneva: League of Nations, 1929–1938).

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IHS Jane’s World Armies (IHS Global, 2012–), preceded by Jane’s World Armies (Alexandria, VA: Jane’s Information Group, 1996–2011).

IHS Jane’s World Air Forces (IHS Global, 2012–), preceded by Jane’s World Air Forces (Alexandria, VA: Jane’s Information Group, 2000–2011).

IHS Jane’s World Navies (IHS Global, 2012–), preceded by Jane’s World Navies (Alexandria, VA: Jane’s Information Group, 2008–2011).

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/rusq.58.1.6835

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