Disarmament to Arms Control

  • Lawrence FreedmanEmail author
  • Jeffrey Michaels


The prescriptive implications of the strategy of stable conflict were radical when it came to how to approach a potential enemy. Measures to stabilise the nuclear relationship made much more sense than attempts to eliminate nuclear weapons from international affairs. This proposition challenged those who had followed the traditional internationalist approach of seeking to contain conflict and mitigate its worst effects.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of War StudiesKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Defence StudiesKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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