Accession Number : ADA326946

Title :   Cold War Arms Control Motivations and Techniques - A Guide for the Future?

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : White, Elmer G.

PDF Url : ADA326946

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Possession of Nuclear weapons contributed to the United States' and the Soviet Union's achievement of Superpower status in the post-World War 2 world. Just as confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union dominated the military and political scene during this period; their attempts to place controls on nuclear weapons dominated the arms control world. The Superpowers were motivated by a variety of forces to enter into arms control negotiations and over time found several negotiation techniques to be worthwhile. This paper provides a brief historical account of some of the arms control agreements between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, examines their major motivations to enter into negotiations, and illustrates some successful negotiation techniques. The author hypothesizes on the utility of this Cold War arms control experience as a useful guide for arms control in a single superpower world.

Descriptors :   *COLD WAR, *ARMS CONTROL, *POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, FOREIGN POLICY, USSR, MILITARY HISTORY, NATIONAL SECURITY, LESSONS LEARNED, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, AGREEMENTS, INTERNATIONAL LAW, BALANCE OF POWER, EAST WEST RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE