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Influence of Countries in the Global Arms Transfers Network: 1950–2018

  • Sergey ShvydunEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 882)

Abstract

Using the SIPRI Arms Transfers Database covering all trade in military equipment over the period 1950–2018, we examine the relationship between countries from a novel empirical perspective. We consider the arms transfers network as a multiplex network where each layer corresponds to a particular armament category. First, we analyze how different layers overlap and elucidate main ties between countries. Second, we consider different patterns of trade in order to identify countries specializing on particular armament categories and analyze how they change their export structure in dynamic. We also examine how countries influence each other at different layers of multiplex network. Finally, we analyze the influence of countries in the whole network.

Keywords

Arms transfers Influence Multiplex network Dynamic 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The article was prepared within the framework of the Basic Research Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) and supported within the framework of a subsidy by the Russian Academic Excellence Project ‘5–100’. The influence analysis of countries (Sect. 3) was funded by the Russian Science Foundation under grant № 17-18-01651.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia
  2. 2.V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of ScienceMoscowRussia

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