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Arms Control: Cooperative Security in a Changing Environment

Jeffrey A. Larsen, editor
Arms Control: Cooperative Security in a Changing Environment
ISBN: 978-1-58826-013-0
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2002/413 pages/LC: 2002069751
"The contributors assembled in Larsen's edited volume represent a cadre of scholars who should be high up on the list of those with whom one seeks to engage in a constructive dialogue."—Alexander Kelle, International Studies Review

"Provides a concise overview of current and emerging themes in the arms control debate.... This edited collection would make an ideal textbook for a university course on arms control."—Andrew Newman, Contemporary Security Policy

"The authors present a balanced view of arms control.... A timely and scholarly work. Highly recommended."—Choice

DESCRIPTION

More than a decade after the end of the Cold War, the need to control the spread of arms remains clear, while the usefulness of traditional paradigms is increasingly called into question. The authors of Arms Control thoroughly review this complex topic, exploring differing approaches to arms control, successes and failures thus far, and the likelihood of future agreements. Ranging from the U.S. and Europe to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, from conventional weapons to potential threats from outer space—and cyberspace—the book is designed to serve as an accessible introduction to the subject of arms control, as well as a convenient, comprehensive resource for any student of international affairs.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeffrey A. Larsen is director of research at the NATO Defense College in Rome.

CONTENTS

  • Foreword—Thomas Schelling.
  • An Introduction to Arms Control—J. Larsen.
  • ARMS CONTROL IN CONTEXT.
  • A History of Arms Control—M. Wheeler.
  • The Changing International Context—S. Foerster.
  • Domestic Factors in Arms Control:The U.S. Case—J. Sims.
  • Verification and Transparency: Relics or Future Requirements?—J. Pilat.
  • PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF ARMS.
  • Strategic Nuclear Arms Control—F. Waller.
  • Nuclear Proliferation—L. Spector.
  • Chemical and Biological Weapons—M.I. Chevrier.
  • Conventional Weapons—J. Husbands.
  • Cooperative Security Measures—G.B. Roberts.
  • REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES.
  • Europe—J.D. McCausland.
  • The Middle East—G. Segell.
  • Africa—C. Carr.
  • South Asia—P.R. Lavoy.
  • East Asia—B. Roberts.
  • FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR ARMS CONTROL.
  • The Future of the Offense-Defense Relationship—K. Kartchner.
  • Arms Control in Outer Space—P.A. McFate.
  • Security in Cyperspace—G. Rattray.
  • Arms Control in the Year 2025—J.A. Nagl.
  • Conclusion: The Future of Arms Control—J.J. Wirtz.
  • APPENDIXES.
  • Chronology of Arms Control Since 1945.
  • Treaties, Agreements, and Organizations of Particular Interest.
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