Negotiations on Nuclear Forces in Europe

  • Lawrence Freedman


It is easy to believe that the current problems besetting nuclear arms control in Europe are simply the result of an inflexible USA or Soviet stance. However, a backward look at the history of these problems provides no evidence that negotiators operating in a more favourable political environment found them much more tractable. These ‘gray area’ weapons have dogged strategic arms control from the start and often have been removed as an obstacle only by being deferred to a later stage in the negotiations.


Nuclear Weapon Nuclear Force Theatre Force Cruise Missile Soviet Position 
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© Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs 1984

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  • Lawrence Freedman

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