Reflecting the current debate about the value of traditional arms control in today's security environment, ""Arms Control and Cooperative Security"" thoroughly covers this complex topic. The authors critically review the historical record, highlight recent changes in the security arena, and consider the likelihood of new arms control agreements. Throughout, the discussion is presented in the context of international relations theory. The result is a comprehensive assessment of the present state and likely future of arms control and cooperative security - especially relevant as many of the treaties crafted during the Cold War are nearing their expiration dates.
Jeffrey A. Larsen is senior scientist with the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. James J. Wirtz is professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Foreword - R.F. Lehman II. An Introduction to Arms Control and Cooperative Security - J.A. Larsen. A Brief History of Arms Control - J.M. Smith. The Evolving International Context - K.M. Kartchner. The Changing Domestic Politics of the Arms Control Process - J.E. Sims. New Directions in Strategic Nuclear Arms Control - F.E. Waller, Jr. The Future of the Nonproliferation Regime - L.S. Spector. Regional Perspectives on Arms Control - M. Moodie. The Role of Cooperative Security - L.A. Dunn. Beyond Arms Control: New Initiatives to Meet New Threats - G.B. Roberts. Arms Control, Universality, and International Norms - R.E. Johnson. The New Cooperative Security Paradigm - J.J. Wirtz. Appendix: Major Arms Control Treaties and Agreements - J.A. Larsen, M. Escarcida, and G.B. Roberts.