This book, first published in 1982, provides a well-informed historical overview, insightful analysis and searching critique of arms control agreements and negotiations from the Hague Declaration of 1899 to the SALT Treaties and Conventions of the 1970s and 1980s. Arms control agreements of international importance and historical merit are assessed, for the extent to which each affected the arms race or reduced the likelihood of war.
Table of Contents
1. Pre-WWII Efforts Towards Multilateral Control of Arms 2. Early United Nations Arms Control Activities 3. A Review of the Obligations in the Arms Control Agreements 4. Verification and Enforcement of Arms Control Obligations 5. Arms Control Agreements: The Texts and Parties 6. Status of the Implementation of the Major Multilateral Arms Control Agreements, as of 1 October 1981 7. The Arms Control Machinery 8. Summary and Conclusions