This book explores the implications of arms control negotiations for the Federal Republic of Germany and considers why Germany has traditionally found it impossible to divorce considerations of arms control from their larger political context.
1. The Foreign Policy Framework for Arms Control: The Western Alliance and Ostpolitik 2. German and U.S. Perceptions of Arms Control 3. The Evolution of West German Public Opinion on Detente Since 1970 4. Arms Control in Europe: Prospects and Problems 5. Extended Deterrence, No First Use, and European Security 6. Star Wars and Arms Control 7. Which SDI? 8. Strategic Defense and the Future of NATO 9. SDI: Strategic Disengagement and Independence