The central question to be addressed with this issue of Disarmament Forum is: what are the implications of RMA for arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament? Current events (9/11 attacks) make this question all the more relevant. While it is evident that the terrorist attacks on the United States will influence military, security, disarmament and arms control thinking - on the part of both doves and hawks - what remains to be seen is how security, disarmament and arms control can possibly be strengthened by these events and by the serious reflection that we must do regarding global and human security in the twenty-first century.

Citation: Kerstin Vignard (ed.) (2001). "Disarmament Forum: (R)evolution in Military Affairs", UNIDIR, Geneva.

Disponible aussi en français.


  • Editor’s note, Kerstin Vignard
  • Special Comment, François Heisbourg
  • The implications of the revolution in military affairs for arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament, Michael Clarke
  • Is arms control soluble in the revolution in military affairs? Thérèse Delpech
  • RMA and nuclear weapons—A calamitous link for arms control, Harald Müller & Niklas Schörnig
  • The revolution in military affairs and the ‘capabilities race’, Saïda Bédar
  • RMA Resources, compiled by Aidan Harris