Accession Number : ADA435093


Title :   Perspectives on Arms Control


Descriptive Note : Occasional paper


Corporate Author : INST FOR NATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES US AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO


Personal Author(s) : Wheeler, Michael O ; Smith, James M ; Segell, Glen M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a435093.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 151


Abstract : This is the 55th volume in the Occasional Paper series of the U.S. Air Force Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). For the past three years INSS has organized, sponsored, and/or participated in panels addressing arms control and strategic security issues at annual meetings of the International Studies Association (ISA) and its subordinate International Security Studies Section. The purpose of this effort is to keep the study and analysis of strategic-level issues visible to the broader government and academic communities at a time when few members of the academic community are undertaking research on these topics. The three papers in this volume were presented on a panel, Diplomacy and Arms Control, at the 45th Annual Convention of the ISA held in Montreal, Quebec, in March 2004. Michael Wheeler sets arms control within a focused diplomatic and historical perspective. He traces the important and integral place of arms control diplomacy to U.S. traditions, and projects continuing relevance for arms control within that context for the next 20 years. James Smith approaches the topic from a process and policy perspective using Russia and North Korea as case studies. He suggests that strategic arms control, nonproliferation, and counterproliferation have developed and continue as parallel tracks in U.S. policy, and proposes a combined policy construct for future policy effectiveness and efficiency. Glen Segell completes this set of lenses by addressing the European perspective on arms control, including the important comparative views of U.S. arms control policy and practice as seen through European eyes. He sees general harmony in United States and European efforts and interests, but also highlights areas of divergence and policy concern. Together the three papers present a broad and complementary package that reinforces a continuing and important role for arms control into the near- and mid-term future.


Descriptors :   *NORTH KOREA , *POLICIES , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *HISTORY , *RUSSIA , *ARMS CONTROL , *EUROPEAN UNION , NUCLEAR WEAPONS , EUROPE , NATIONAL SECURITY , COLD WAR , MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE