Title: The Shadow World
Subtitle: Inside the Global Arms trade
Authors: Andrew Feinstein
Research: Paul Holden and Barnaby Pace
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
2nd edition. Johannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa 2013
ISBN 9781868425273 / ISBN 978-1-86842-527-3
Softcover, 13x20 cm, 701 pages, several b/w photos
A devastating and scrupulously documented account of the greed, venality, and rampant corruption pervading the global arms trade. Andrew Feinstein has produced a brilliant and massively important book. The Shadow World is the harrowing, behind-the-scenes tale of the global arms trade. Pulling back the curtain on this secretive world, Andrew Feinstein reveals the corruption and the cover-ups behind weapons deals ranging from the largest in history, between the British and Saudi governments, to BAE's controversial transactions in South Africa, Tanzania and eastern Europe, and the revolving-door relationships that characterise the US Congressional-Military-Industrial Complex.
He exposes in forensic detail both the formal government-to-government trade in arms and the shadow world of illicit weapons dealing - and lays bare the shocking and inextricable links between the two. Based on path-breaking reporting and unprecedented access to top-secret information and major players in the weapons business, including arms dealers who have never been interviewed before, The Shadow World places us in the midst of the arms trade's dramatic wheeling and dealing, ranging from corporate boardrooms to seedy out-of-the-way hotels via far-flung offshore havens, and reveals the profound danger this network represents to all of us.
List of Figures
THE SECOND-OLDEST PROFESSION
Sins of Commission
The Nazi Connection
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
The Saudi Connection
In Defence of Humanity
The Ultimate Deal or the Ultimate Crime?
Diamonds and Arms
Buckling to Bandar
And Justice for None?
BUSINESS AS USUAL
Things Fall Apart - with Help from BA E
After the Wall: Capitalism BAE-Style
The Ultimate Cop-Out
THE ARMS SUPERPOWER
In the Name of Uncle Sam
Taking the Mickey, the Toilet Seat and the Hammer . . .
in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Beyond Utopia, Hope?
America's Shop Window
Making a Killing: Iraq and Afghanistan
THE KILLING FIELDS
Cry, the Beloved Continent
Bringing Peace to the World
Afterword to the Second South African Edition
Notes and References