The INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) Controversy: A Confluence of Foreign and Domestic Interests.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The study examines national interest theory in the light of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces INF controversy. The perceptions and positions of the United States, the Soviet Union, France, the United Kingdom, and several non-nuclear members of NATO are examined and analyzed. The analysis is concerned with alliance and transnational considerations, military capabilities, and domestic political constraints. Where necessary the historical and cultural perceptions, as well as the strategic requirements of the nation involved are factored in. The study concludes with an overview of the options available to the nations involved in the INF controversy.
- Government and Political Science