This book, first published in 1982, examines the crisis of détente in Europe and between the superpowers, the crisis in arms control, and the heightening of tensions within NATO, and analyses the central precepts of Western policy and thought in these areas. These crises are examined in terms of the trends, thought and action in the area of Western security. In particular, the concept of strategic stability, the assumptions behind arms control, and between arms control and security policy, are critically analysed.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Contemporary Strategic Relations and the Dissolution of Détente Lawrence S. Hagen 1. On the Logic of Security and Arms Control in the NATO Alliance Philip Windsor 2. Arms Control: the Possibility of a Second Coming Lawrence Freedman 3. Arms Control and Western Security: A Question of Growing Irrelevance Richard Burt 4. Nuclear Arms Control and Europe: the Enduring Dilemma Robin Ranger 5. Arms Control and European Security: Some Basic Issues Colin S. Gray 6. The Future of the Strategic Balance Desmond J. Ball 7. Technology, Deterrence and the NATO Alliance Lothar Ruehl 8. NATO and Long-range Theatre Nuclear Weapons: Background and Rationale Paul Buteux 9. Who is Decoupling From Whom? Or, This Time the Wolf is Here Pierre Hassner 10. East-West Relations and the Politics of Security Helmut Sonnenfeldt 11. Military Power and Arms Control: Towards a Reassessment Hugh Macdonald
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