The New World Of War

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200C01New Peacemakers2000091920000924

Six-part series on modern warfare and the consequences for global peace.

In the first of two programmes, Edward Stourton visits Angola after 25 years of civil war to examine the impact of the multinational oil companies and the International Monetary Fund.

200C02New Peacemakers2000092620001001

Six-part series on modern warfare and the consequences for global peace.

In the second of two programmes, Edward Stourton looks at two war-torn parts of the world, Sierra Leone and the Balkans.

He considers what new instruments might be deployed there in the fight for peace.

200C02The Plague Makers2000082920000903

In two programmes, Gerry Northam reports on modern warfare.

2: `The Plague Makers'.

Northam investigates the threat of a new generation of biological weapons.

200C03The Arms Trade2000090520000910

Richard Watson investigates the illcit trade in weaponry and the legal loopholes which allow the trade to flourish.

200C04The Arms Trade2000091220000917

UN arms embargoes are designed to choke off weapon supplies to the world's bloodiest conflicts.

Richard Watson concludes a two-part series by investigating why these international controls are often so ineffective.