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France, The Soviet Union, And The Nuclear Weapons Issue

1st Edition

By Robbin F Laird


158 pages

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Dr. Laird provides the student of Soviet affairs, international security, and arms control with an understanding of the role of the Soviets in European security by examining the Soviet-French interaction. He first defines the general Soviet approach to European security issues and discusses it with specific reference to France. He identifies contem

Table of Contents

Westview Special Studies -- Preface -- Introduction -- The Soviet Union, France, and the Eurostrategic Issue, 1979-1984 -- Soviet Nuclear Weapons in Europe -- French Nuclear Forces -- The French Strategic Dilemma -- Soviet Perspectives on French Security Policy -- Conclusion -- "American Policy in Conflict with the Realities of Military-Strategic Equality" Excerpts -- "The Growing Threat: England's and France's Nuclear Forces in NATO's Plans" Excerpts -- "'Eurostrategy' and NATO's Eurostrategic Nuclear Forces" Excerpts

About the Author

Dr. Robbin F. Laird is a member of the research staff of the Strategy, Forces, and Resources Division of the Institute for Defense Analyses. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Institut Francais des Relations Internationales. His publications include The Soviet Union and Strategic Arms (with Dale R. Herspring; Westview, 1984), The Soviet Polity in the Modern Era (1984), Technocratic Socialism (1985), and Soviet Foreign Policy in a Changing World (forthcoming).

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