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Conflict And Arms Control

An Uncertain Agenda, 1st Edition

By Paul Viotti


338 pages

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Management of superpower relations and, in particular, arms control continue to be among the most pressing issues on the international agenda. In a world without central governance, states face a security dilemma made critical by the presence of weapons of mass destruction. Contributors to this volume address a broad range of concerns in arms contr

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence, and Arms Control -- Nuclear Weapons in Search of a Role: Evolution of Recent American Strategic Nuclear and Arms Control Policy -- The Reagan Administration: Negotiating Arms Control with the Soviet Union -- Nuclear Arms Limitation Policy: Building a Consensus -- Strategic Uncertainty and the Nuclear Winter: Implications for Policy -- The Enduring Dilemmas of a Divided Europe: Prescriptions, Problems, and Prospects for Nuclear Disarmament in Western Europe -- The 1985 Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference: Positive Steps or Damage Limitation? -- Managing U.S.-Soviet Conflict Relations -- The Superpowers and Crisis Prevention: Taking Stock -- Berlin and Conflict Management with the USSR -- The U.S.-USSR Standing Consultative Commission: Description and Appraisal -- Documents on U.S.-Soviet Conflict Relations -- A Quarter Century of Soviet Compliance Practices Under Arms Control Commitments, 1958–1983 -- Soviet Noncompliance With Arms Control Agreements -- Arms Control and Military Programs in Space -- Permissible Scope of Military Activity in Outer Space -- Outer Space Treaty, 1967 -- Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, 1972, and Protocol, 1974 -- Alternative Approaches to Arms Control, Disarmament, and Peace -- Sources of Skepticism About Arms Control -- Arms Control: What’s Wrong with the Traditional Approach? -- Non-Military National Defence: Analytical and Practical Uses -- Peace as a Road to Disarmament -- The Self as a Force for Human Survival -- Elements of a General Theory of Arms Control

About the Author

Paul R. Viotti is a professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the coauthor of The Defense Policies of Nations.

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