This book, first published in 1990, examines the theories on ‘nonoffensive’ or ‘nonprovocative’ defence that arose at the end of the Cold War. The debate around the theories is analysed here, including the claims that nonoffensive defence would lead to conventional stability, security at lower levels of armaments, and reduce suspicion leading to peace and stability.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Paradigms of Defensive Strategies: Concept and Credibility 1. Conventional Stability and Defence Dominance Albrecht von Muller 2. Defence Strategies Jasjit Singh Part 2. Defensive Strategies in NATO-WTO Relations 3. Prospects for Arms Control Andrzej Karkoska 4. Military Restructuring and the Challenge of Europe Gwyn Prins Part 3. Defensive Strategies in Regions of Conflict: Northeast and Southeast Asia 5. Nonprovocative Defence Strategy Soedjati Djiwandono 6. International Relations in Asia Tomohisa Sakanaka 7. Nonoffensive Defence and the Korean Peninsula Hakan Wiberg Part 4. Defensive Strategies in Regions of Conflict: the Middle East and Central America 8. Defensive Defence in the Middle East Alex Gliksman 9. Nonoffensive Defence Strategies in Central America Luis Herrera-Lasso Part 5. Defence, Disarmament and the International Community 10. Transition to Defence-Oriented Configurations Y.E. Fyodorov 11. Defence, Disarmament and Collective Security Aga Shahi 12. Reflections on a Nonoffensive Defence Jefferey Laurenti