Arms control is a term used to describe as an agreement among states to regulate some aspect of their military capability or potential. Arms control was born during the cold war to stall the military conflict primarily between the former Soviet Union, and its satellite states, and the United States long enough for the West to win. The cold war ended in 1991. Proponents of the concept believe that while the negotiating methods, regions of concern, and weapons involved may have changed; the underlying principles and objectives of arms control remain relevant today. Nevertheless, the total amount of arms in the world is out of control because of its big business for the military industry.