The European Union role in post-Cold War arms control


  • Hala Mahdi kayri Al-Dulaimi University of Babylon /Babylon Centre for cultural and historical Studies Department of History


Disarmament, The European Union, Cold War, Principle of Armaments, European Communities


At the beginning of the 20th century, many attempts began to establish international rules on arms control and work to regulate the military conduct of states, as well as to restrict their material capabilities for the purpose of regulating the course of war, defining the rights of both high-war and non-military states, as well as strengthening restrictions on the course of war, and following the end of World War I (1914-1918), weapons reduction standards were established within the Charter of the League of Nations, and the victorious force imposed in the The war is a severe measure to extract weapons from the defeated parties, and years after the development of the strategic objectives of the European Union, there has been no change in those goals despite changes in the scope of deliberations and negotiations resulting from the development of political matters and the international situation as well as increased rates of scientific and technical progress, which positively affected the increase in the proportion of weapons in terms of large and diverse. The leading role of the European Union in post-Cold War arms controls is a vital subject that must be detailed in terms of the methods used in disarmament and the positive results of its implementation, so it was necessary to mention the beginnings of international arms control processes and work to create an international balance that does not depend on discrimination and preference but focuses on agreements and cooperation between states before the Cold War, international treaties fought by The European Union, while continuing its tireless work in uniting international societies and making them equal in terms of conventional weapons for fear of riots and destruction resulting from the breakdown of weapons during the Cold War period, concluded treaties, agreements and instruments between multiple international parties and under direct supervision of the European Union and was written under confidential documents reserved and reliable to reduce the proliferation and peaceful disarmament of weapons and reduce their risk, among the most important treaties, the Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Convention on the Control of Mines Anti-personnel ground as well as agreements on conventional weapons