The largest military conflict in the world was preceded by periods of avid race for the newest military technology. The technology transfer has often become an issue that united or divides peoples and states.

There is certain disagreement among states about whether or not to include transfers of defense technology (TDT) in the scope of the future Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and how to do so. This report offers some suggestions of particular actions to approach the issue of TDT in a constructive and nondiscriminatory manner.

Transparency and step-by-step measures are combined with incentives to those who are ready to discard their military technologies in exchange for peaceful development and international assistance.

Citation: Vadim Kozyulin (2011). "Transfer of Defense Technologies: Should They Be Included in the ATT?", UNIDIR, Geneva.