Accession Number : AD0410877

Title :   SOME FACTORS BEARING ON SOVIET ATTITUDES TOWARD DISARMAMENT,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Wolfe, Thomas W.

Report Date : JUL 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This paper is intended primarily as a check list and basis for discussion. It sets down a number of possibly relevant factors bearingsoviet attitudes toward disarmament under two broad categories, pro and con: First, considerations which, in one way or another, may furnish motivation for a ''genuine'' Soviet interest in arms control and disarmament. Second, considerations which argue against real Soviet interest in disarmament agreements on any terms that are likely to be acceptable to the West. These are obviously quite arbitrary categories, and there is a large overlapping gray area in which the Soviets may have varying degrees of ''genuine'' interest in the disarmament issue (e.g., for its political-propaganda value) without necessarily entertaining any serious expectation of actually laying aside their arms. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DISARMAMENT, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*WEAPONS, CONTROL), SOCIAL SCIENCE, PROP, POLITICAL SCIENCE, THEORY, WAR, COMMUNISTS, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE