The Washington Conference regulated the inter-war naval race between the world powers. In the era when it was still believed that battleships were the epitome of naval power and a sign of a country's strength, this conference led to limitations on the building of such weapons by the naval powers of Britain, the USA and Japan. This collection of essays deals with many aspects of the conference; the factors that caused it, the interests of the participating nations both present and future, and the results.
The Northern Mariner- "An excellent addition to the historiography not just of the Washington conference, but also of arms control in general."
The International History Review- " While this volume does not provide a comprehensive history, it does provides stimulating ideas