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.
Foreword - T. Schelling. An Introduction to Arms Control - J. Larsen. Arms Control In Context. A History of Arms Control - M.O. Wheeler. The Changing International Context - S. Foerster. Domestic Factors in Arms Control: The U.S. Case - J.E. Sims. Verification and Transparency: Relics or Future Requirements? J.F. 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.L. 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 Cyberspace - G.J. Rattray. Arms Control in the Year 2025 - J.A. Nagl. Conclusion: The Future of Arms Control - J.J. Wirtz. Appendixes. Arms Control Timeline. Treaties, Agreements, & Organizations of Particular Interest.