Accession Number : AD0624666

Title :   UNITED NATIONS DISARMAMENT NEGOTIATIONS, 1953-1957.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : SYRACUSE UNIV N Y

Personal Author(s) : Repp,Robert Mathias ,III.

Report Date : 21 SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : Disarmament negotiations over the last twenty years have led to but one positive result, the Test Ban Treaty of 1963. In 1946, however, the United States had offered a plan for comprehensive disarmament whereby the United Nations would become the sole owner of atomic energy, o use it for peaceful means. The Soviet Union also offered a general disarmament program, but because of ideological and strategic differences the two proposals could not be reconciled. A comparison of these early positions with those of today show that in the intervening years there have been two marked changes in approach by both the Soviet and the Western blocs. First, the increasing size and number of atomic weapons, the development of thermonuclear bombs, and increased threat of war caused thereby called for the revision of policy which took place on both sides of the Iron Curtain. A second change which took place during the period was the gradual elimination of the United Nations Organization as a sponsoring body. Since 1957 East and West have negotiated as opposing blocs wholly outside the United Nations.

Descriptors :   (*UNITED NATIONS, DISARMAMENT), (*DISARMAMENT, UNITED NATIONS), (*ARMS CONTROL, TREATIES), NUCLEAR WEAPONS, FOREIGN POLICY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, DECISION MAKING, UNITED STATES, USSR, COLD WAR

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE