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Arms Control Without Negotiation: From the Cold War to the New World Order

Bennett Ramberg, editor
 
ISBN: 978-1-55587-376-9
$48.00
1993/281 pages/LC: 93-9339

"A book worth reading, with much that applies to the presently changing world environment including the NPT."—U.S.I. Journal

"This is a well-organized and nicely edited volume, and arms control negotiators may be able to tailor their prescriptions to ideas in this book." —International Journal

DESCRIPTION

Beginning with Mikhail Gorbachev's December 1988 announcement that Moscow intended to unilaterally reduce its conventional armed forces, the spotlight on arms control has turned away from negotiated treaties toward unilateral reductions, and there have been a number of reciprocal reductions not subject to negotiation.

While these initiatives appear novel, this book demonstrates that they are only the tip of a unilateral arms control iceberg. The authors argue that arms control without negotiation—broadly defined to include unilateral reductions to induce reciprocation, as well as unilateral military research, development, procurement, reconfiguration, and nondeployment—is as important as treaties, if not more so.

The authors discuss the utility of unilateral measures in inducing reciprocation, review the links between defense planning and unilateral arms control, address the domestic politics of arms-control issues, and consider implications for the future.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bennett Ramberg is senior research associate at UCLA's Center for International Relations. His numerous publications include Global Nuclear Energy Risks: The Search for Preventive Medicine and Energy and Security in the Industrializing World (coedited with Raju Thomas).

CONTENTS

  • Arms Control Without Negotiation: A Conceptual Overview—B. Ramberg.
  • UNILATERAL ARMS CONTROL TO INDUCE RECIPROCATION.
  • The Psychology of Arms Control and Reciprocation—D. Druckman.
  • Unilateralism in Soviet and Russian Arms Control—R. Gottemoeller.
  • Arms Control Moratoria: Case Studies in Three Areas—W. Heckrotte and A. Steiner.
  • DEFENSE PRACTICE AS UNILATERAL ARMS CONTROL.
  • Nuclear Strategy, Force Procurement, and Deployment—C. Gray.
  • Technology Deployment and Denial: A Unilateral Approach to Amrs Control?—J. Pilat.
  • Unilateral Self-Restraint on Nuclear Proliferation: Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, and Germany—G.H. Quester.
  • The Politics of Unilateral Nuclear Free Zones: The Case of the South Pacific—T.V. Paul.
  • Reducing the Negative Consequences of Arms Transfers Through Unilateral Arms Control—E.J. Laurance.
  • THE DOMESTIC POLITICS OF UNILATERAL ARMS CONTROL.
  • The Politics of Unilateral Arms Control Between the Two World Wars—B.A. Lee.
  • The Western Antinuclear Movement During the 1980s: Roots, Motivations, Goals—R. Bitzinger.
  • Congressional Politics to Induce Reciprocation—L. Jensen.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • Unilateral Arms Control in the New World Order—B. Ramberg.