The issue of arms production, the transfer of arms and converting military resources to use them for civilian purposes has for long been the central focus of my research. I have published several books and many reports, articles in research journals and in newspapers from the early 1970s until recently. The focus was the arms industry, exports of major convential weapons and small arms. Since the establishment of the Bonn International Center of Conversion my research interest was conversion of miltary resources including the arms industry.


Defense Industry Europe full text, authors: Sebastian Schulze-Marmeling, Peter Wilke, Herbert Wulf, in: industrial (European Trade Union) and Syndex. Brussels 2022.

Den Gürtel weiter schnallen (Military Expenditures in Europe), full text, in IPG Journal, June 2022.

Squaring the Circle full text, in Global Outlook, Toda Peace Institute June 2022.

Panikpolitik (politics in panic) full text, in IPG Journal, March 2022.

Exhausts to respirators? Experiences in the conversion of production sites help to avoid misleading simplifications. full text
Auspuffe zu Atemgeräten? Erfahrungen mit Konversion von Produktionsstätten helfen, irreführende Vereinfachungen vermeiden. full text

Analysis of SIPRI's arms production data: Some suggestions for expansion, in: The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, full text, Vol. 13, No.2/2018, p. 26-29.

Waffenhandel außer Kontrolle? (Arms Trade out of Control?), in: Wissenschaft und Frieden, full text, Dossier 71, 4/2012, p. 2-3.

Libyen: Land voller Waffen (Libya: full of weapons), in: Johannes M. Becker und Gert Sommer (eds.), Der Libyen-Krieg (The War in Libya). Lit Verlag, Berlin 2012, pp. 237-255. Publisher

Will the European Defence Market Strengthen or Weaken the EU's Foreign and Security Policy? in: Alyson J.K. Bailes and Sara Depau (eds.), The EU Defence Market, Flemish Peace Institute, full text, pp. 23 - 30.

Konversion 2.0 (Conversion 2.0), in: Wissenschaft und Frieden, vol. 29, no. 2, 2011, full text, pp. 31-34

Friedensdividende (Peace Dividend), in: Hans J. Gießmann, Bernhard Rinke (eds), Handbuch Frieden, VS Verlag Wiesbaden 2011, pp. 138-148. Publisher

Anticipating restructuring in the European defence industry: Report for the EU Commission (co-author) full text

Following the Trail: Production, Arsenals, and Transfers of Small Arms, in: Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Review, Spring 2005, 26-30. (with Anna Khakee). full text

Managing the Global Problem Created by the Convential Arms Trade: An Assessment of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, in: Global Governance, vol. 11, no. 2, 2005, 225-246. (with Edward J. Laurance and Hendrik Wagenmakers).full text

Deutscher Export von Waffen boomt. (The booming German arms export). in: Wissenschaft und Frieden, no. 3, 2005, 45-47. full text

Conventional Arms Transfers: Surplus Weapons and Small Arms. Seminar paper. Geneva July 1998.full text

Coping with surplus weapons, in: BICC brief 3, June 1995 (with Edward J. Laurance, eds) full text

Conversion and the integration of economic and security dimensions. Report 1, 1995. Bonn International Center for Conversion, (with Edward J. Laurance and Joeseph Di Chiaro). summary

An Evaluation of the Second Year of Reporlting the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms. in: The Nonoproliferation Review, Fal 1994, 99 - 111 (with Edward J. Laurance and Christina K. Woodward.full text

The internationalization of the arms industry. in: The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, (September 1994) 535, 43 57. (with Elisabeth Sköns).

Arms Industry Limited. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford Univesity Press, 1993. Editor. OUP

Arms Watch. SIPRI Report on the First Year of the UN Register of Conventional Arms. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993. with Edward J Laurance and Siemon T. Wezeman.list of content and selected pages of Google books

West European arms production. Structural changes in the new political environment. Stockholm: SIPRI research report, 1990. (with Ian Anthony and Agnes Courades Allebeck). list of content

Contribution to SIPRI Yearbboks 1985 - 1997

Konversion - ein weites Arbeitsfeld.(Conversion - broad activity) in: Wissenschaft und Frieden vol. 13, no. 1, 1996.full text

Abrüstung, Entwicklung, Sicherheit: Eine überflüssige Konferenz? (Disarmament, Development,Security: a superflous conference?). in: Wissenschaft und Frieden, 1987. vol. 4, no. 5. full text

Rüstungswirtschaft - Konversion statt weitere Aufrüstung (Defence Economics - Conversion instead of Armaments). in: Wissenschaft und Frieden, 1986. vol. 3, no. 5. full text

Sozialabbau und Aufrüstung (Cuts in the Social Net and Armaments). in: Wissenschaft und Frieden, 1983. vol. 1, no. 1. full text

Consequences of the transfer of military-oriented technology on the development process. in: Bulletin of Peace Proposals, vol. 8, no. 3, 1977,127-136. (with Peter Lock). Sage Archive Security Dialogue

Wachstum durch Rüstung? Zum Zusammenhang von wirtschaftlicher und militärischer Sicherheit. (Growth through armaments?). in: Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, vol. 22, no. 4, 1977, 413 433. (with Peter Lock).

Deutsche Rüstungsexporte trotz Beschränkungen: Folgen für die Bundesrepublik und die Dritte Welt. (German arms exports despite restrictions: consequences for the Federal Republic of Germany and the Third World). in: Friedensanalysen, no. 3, 1976, 83 100. (with Peter Lock).

Militarization, Arms Transfer and Arms Production in Peripheral Countries. In: Journal of Peace Research. vol. XII, no. 3, 1975. (with Ulrich Albrecht, Dieter Ernst and Peter Lock). Sage Archive Journal of Peace Research

New trends and actors in the arms transfer process to peripheral countries. A preliminary assessment of peace research, some hypotheses and research proposals. in: Instant Research on Peace and Violence, no. 5, 1975,185 196. (with Peter Lock).

Rüstung und militarisierter Entwicklungsprozess in peripheren Ländern (Armaments and the process of militarized development in peripheral countries). in: Leviathan, vol. 3, no. 4, 1975, 550 576. (with Ulrich Albrecht and Peter Lock).

Armaments and Underdevelopment. In: Friedensforschung und Entwicklungspolitik. Jahrbuch für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung. vol. 4, 1974, 23-38 - Düsseldorf, 1975. (with Ulrich Albrecht).

Armaments and Underdevelopment. In: Bulletin of Peace Proposals. vol. 5, no. 1, 1974, 173-185. (with Ulrich Albrecht, Dieter Ernst and Peter Lock). Sage Archive Security Dialogue


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