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MBFR: Problems and Lessons

  • Reinhard Mutz

Abstract

Three hundred years ago the armies of eastern and western Europe confronted each other before the walls of Vienna to decide fate of the continent. Today diplomats from East and West are facing each other within the walls of Vienna to decide on measures to reduce and control armed forces in Europe. A decisive battle must be avoided. This would seem to suggest progress in the nature of political relations among nations and governments. But wait. The Viennese celebrated this year’s 300th anniversary of the liberation of their city from Kiuprili Vizier Kara Mustafa’s siege with a week-long festival. No one, however, celebrated a short time later the occasion of the Vienna disarmament conference’s tenth anniversary. There was nothing to celebrate.

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Federal Republic Military Expenditure Force Reduction European Security Eastern Block 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhard Mutz
    • 1
  1. 1.Free University of BerlinGermany

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