1st Edition

France, The Soviet Union, And The Nuclear Weapons Issue

By Robbin F Laird Copyright 1985
    156 Pages
    by Routledge

    158 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book 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. It analyzes French nuclear weapons deployments and their impact on the security environment.

    0. Introduction 1. The Soviet Union, France, and the Eurostrategic Issue, 1979–1984 2. Soviet Nuclear Weapons in Europe 3. French Nuclear Forces 4. The French Strategic Dilemma 5. Soviet Perspectives on French Security Policy 6. Conclusion


    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).