Accession Number : AD0613517

Title :   SOVIET INTERESTS IN ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT. THE DECADE UNDER KHRUSHCHEV 1954-1964.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Bloomfield,Lincoln P. ; Clemens,Walter C. ; Griffiths,Franklyn

Report Date : 01 FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The study whose findings are summarized (AD-613 516) has as its object to analyze the chief factors, both internal and external, that go into the formulation of Soviet arms control and disarmament policy for recent periods of both high and low apparent Soviet interest in arms control. The governing purpose has been to see if it is possible to discern in more general terms the configurations of factors related to Soviet interest in certain forms of limitations on the arms race. Continuity and change were examined in the strategic-military situation, the external political conditions, and in the economic and the internal political situations in the decade under Khrushchev, beginning in 1954-1956 with the first signs of what proved to be a significant shift in Soviet policy; following the evolution of the patterns and factors that had emerged from 1957 through late 1962; and ending by focusing on the manner in which these elements came together in 1963-64 to produce some East-West arrangements on arms control. The manifest expressions of arms control policy in the form of negotiations and propaganda are outlined, and the surface policy is searched to analyze the key relevant contextual factors.

Descriptors :   (*ARMS CONTROL, USSR), (*DISARMAMENT, USSR), (*USSR, HISTORY), ECONOMICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, CUBA, CHINA, NUCLEAR WARFARE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, STRATEGIC WARFARE, DETERRENCE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE