The Denuclearisation of the Oceans
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In the 1980s concern throughout the world was growing about the use of the oceans by nuclear-powered naval vessels and naval vessels carrying nuclear weapons. Many countries were keen to keep their ports and the waters off their coastlines "nuclear-free". Originally published in 1986, this book presents a worldwide survey of the state of the nuclear use of the oceans and assesses the prospects for denuclearisation at the time. It looks at the legal background, the practical issues and the attitudes and positions in different parts of the world.
‘… while regional efforts of disarmament and arms control are necessary, so are global efforts. At the same time, international legal norms, including the Law of the Sea, must be adopted and utilized in the ever difficult search for world peace’. Arvid Pardo.
Table of Contents
Preface. Foreword Arvid Pardo. Part I: Denuclearisation of the Oceans 1. The Prospects for Denuclearisation R. B. Byers Part II: Nuclear Weapons and Ocean Space 2. Ocean Space and Nuclear Weapons: The Geo-Strategic Environment William M. Arkin, Andrew Burrows, Richard Fieldhouse and Jeffrey I. Sands 3. The Nuclearisation of the Oceans: Roles, Missions and Capabilities William M. Arkin, Andrew Burrows, Richard Fieldhouse and Jeffrey I. Sands Part III: International Legal Regimes: Norms and Principles 4. The Law of the Sea Regime Jens Evensen 5. The Sea-bed Treaty and Law of the Sea: Prospects for Harmonisation Elisabeth Mann Borgese 6. The Law of Disarmament and Arms Control: Implications for the Law of the Sea Eric P. J. Myjer Part IV: Regional Perspectives 7. The Nuclear Implications of the South Atlantic War George H. Quester 8. The Arctic: Prospects for an International Regime Elizabeth Young 9. The Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace M. C. W. Pinto 10. The Black Sea and Denuclearisation Dumitru Mazilu Part V: Arms Control Issues 11. Seapower, Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control R. B. Byers 12. NATO Navies and Arms Control David J. Dunn 13. Maritime Law and Naval Arms Limitation: A Soviet Perspective Lev Vtorygin 14. The United Nations and Naval Arms Limitation Derek Boothby 15. Verification and Seapower: Soviet-American Perspectives on Compliance R. B. Byers 16. The Economic Consequences of the Naval Arms Race Clyde Sanger. Appendix – Naval Nuclear Weapons Developments: A Selective Chronology William M. Arkin, Andrew Burrows, Richard Fieldhouse and Jeffrey I. Sands. List of Contributors. Subject Index.
R. B. Byers