Unfinished Business: The Clarification of Article Five

  • Nicholas A. Sims


Having analysed in close detail the diplomacy which produced the section of the Final Declaration dealing with Article Five, it behoves us now to stand back from those March 1980 negotiations in Geneva and attempt a cool assessment of what was achieved there.


Security Council State Parti State Party Expert Level Consultative Committee 
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© Nicholas A. Sims 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas A. Sims
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  1. 1.The London School of Economics and Political ScienceUniversity of LondonUK

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