This book, first published in 1989, explores the ideas, proposals and counterproposals surrounding the thorny issue of Cold War conventional force disarmament in Europe. European nations acknowledged the need to reduce military tensions, but divergences remained as to the concrete ways and means for the attainment of the security objectives on the basis of mutually acceptable reductions of their respective forces. A UNIDIR-organized conference examined these issues, and presented here are the conference reports and findings, together with speaker responses.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Conventional Forces in Europe: Present State and Strategic Doctrines 1. Reduction of Conventional Forces in Europe: Problems and Perspectives Victor Karpov 2. Factual Groundwork Arne Olav Brundtland 3. Responses: 1. William Hopkinson 2. Manfred Muller 3. Theodore Winkler Part 2. Problems of Comparison between Different Conventional Armament Systems 4. Problems and Perspectives of Conventional Disarmament Jon Gundersen 5. Problems of Comparison Gyula Horn 6. Responses: 1. Joachim Krause 2. Kari Mottola 3. Hans-Peter Neuhold Part 3. Objectives and Methods of Reduction, Limitation and Stabilization 7. Limitation and Reduction of Conventional Arms: Objectives and Methods Nikolai Chervov 8. Future Negotiations on Conventional Stability Jerome Paolini 9. Responses: 1. Benoit d’Aboville 2. Rolf Ekeus 3. John van Oudenaren 4. Zdenek Pagac Part 4. Confidence-Building Measures and Verification 10. CSBMs in Europe: A Future-Oriented Concept Adam-Daniel Rotfeld 11. Verification of Confidence- and Security-Building Measures Joseph Scharli 12. Responses: 1. Jean Desazars de Montgailhard 2. Ignac Golob 3. Roger J. Hill 4. Victor-Yves Ghebali Part 5. Conventional Disarmament in Europe and Its Impact on the Rest of the World 13. The Prospect of Conventional Disarmament Oluyemi Adeniji 14. Super Power Relations as a Key Rikhi Jaipal 15. Responses: 1. Marcos Castrioto de Azambuja 2. Fan Guoxiang 3. Pierre Morel 4. John Edwin Mroz 5. Hennig Wegener