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Allies at Sixes and Sevens: Sticky Issues in Australian - US Defence Trade Controls

Authors: Roland L. Trope and Monique Witt

Volume 3, Number 2 (June 2007), pp. 73-92.


The article explains the rationale of United States’ International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  It argues that the current Australian effort to procure waivers or relaxations of ITAR requirements is misplaced.  The best way to facilitate Australian access to advanced US military technology is for Australia to tighten its regulatory and contractual measures to reduce the perceived risk of unauthorized intangible transfers of sensitive data.

About the Authors

Roland Trope is a partner in the New York City offices of the law firm of Trope and Schramm LLP, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and an Associate Editor of the journal IEEE Security & Privacyroland.trope@verizon.net.

Dr. Monique Witt is a lawyer in New York City.  zevisgirl@yahoo.com.


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