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Arms control at a Crossroads: Renewal or demise?

Arms control at a Crossroads: Renewal or demise?

David Santoro‘s chapter on the current & looming strategic environment in Jeff Larsen & Shane Smith’s new volume.

The following text is excerpted from our partner’s website, where you can find the full book.

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Is there a role for traditional arms control in today’s increasingly complex security environment? What new concepts and mechanisms are needed to make it valuable as a tool for managing competition and conflict amid the rise of new strategic domains and the spread of new technologies and weapons? Addressing these critical questions, the authors of Arms Control at a Crossroads review the foundations of arms control and cooperative security, highlight the perspectives of the major nuclear powers, and assess current initiatives and future potential for meeting the challenges ahead.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Jeffrey A. Larsen is research professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School and president of the Larsen Consulting Group. Shane Smith is associate professor of political science and director of the Institute for National Security Studies at the US Air Force Academy.

 

CONTENTS

Does Arms Control Have a Future?—the Editors.
THE FOUNDATIONS AND CONTEXT OF ARMS CONTROL.
Deterrence and Strategic Stability—S. Foerster.
The Evolution of Arms Control Mechanisms—J.M. Smith.
PERSPECTIVES OF THE MAJOR POWERS.
The United States—A.F. Woolf.
Russia—S. Pifer.
China—P.C. Saunders.
ARMS CONTROL DOMAINS.
Nuclear Weapons—D.A. Cooper.
Proliferation, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament—R.D. Gibbons.
Arms Control Monitoring Regimes—J. Anderson.
Chemical and Biological Weapons—A. Moodie and M. Moodie.
The Impact of Emerging Technologies—M. Favaro.
Conventional Weapons and Novel Systems—A.J. Nelson.
Arms Control in Cyberspace and Outer Space—G. Perkovich.
THE WAY AHEAD.
The Return of Geopolitics—D. Santoro.
New Horizons for Cooperative Security—K.M. Kartchner.
Arms Control’s Uncertain Future—B. Roberts.

 

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