1st Edition

Security & Arms Control in the North Pacific

Edited By A. Mack, P. Keal Copyright 1988

    First published in 1988, Security & Arms Control in the North Pacific is the first book to focus on the question of North Pacific arms control. Some chapters examine the problems and prospects for arms control in particular states – the USA, erstwhile USSR, China, Japan, the two Koreas, and Canada; others focus on particular issues- the nuclear infrastructure, controlling the arms trade, confidence building, and naval arms control. A unifying theme of this collection is the tension between military and non-military approaches to security, between threat and reassurance and between deterrence and confidence building. This comprehensive book is a must read for scholars and researchers of security studies, defence studies, international politics, and diplomacy.

    Contributors Preface Acronyms and Abbreviations 1. Security and Arms Control in the North Pacific Bill Hayden 2. The Global Context of North Pacific Security Paul Dibb 3. The United States and North Pacific James R. Kurth 4. Gorbachev’s Reassessment of Soviet Security Needs: Implications for North-East Asia Banning N. Garrett 5. Power and Plenty in North-East Asia: The Sources of US Policy and Contemporary Conflict Bruce Cumings 6. China’s Security Policy Gary Klintworth 7. Security Issues on the Korean Peninsula Peter Polomka 8. Japan’s Security Policy and Arms Control Paul Keal 9. Canadian Maritime Defence and Arms Control Objectives in the North Pacific Region Douglas Ross and Frank Langdon 10. Soviet, Chinese and US Perspectives on Arms Control in North-East Asia Bonnie S. Glaser 11. Arms Control and the ‘Nuclear Infrastructure’ William M. Arkin 12. Confidence -Building in the North Pacific: A Pragmatic Approach to Naval Arms Control Barry M. Blechman 13. The Conventional Arms Trade: Prospects for Control Janne E. Nolan 14. Conclusion: Problems and Prospects for Arms Control in the North Pacific Andrew Mack Notes Bibliography Index


    Edited by A. Mack and P. Keal