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Title: Searching for world security

Abstract

The purpose of this book is to promote and broaden public understanding of the pressures for and dimensions of international armament and the immense difficulties of controlling the continued growth and spread of the arms race. The author provides not only a description of nuclear armament, the Soviet-American strategic rivalry and its European dimension, but also, an overview of less known but nevertheless important aspects of the arms race. These include armament in Asia, the growth of the arms industries in developing countries, the prospects of nuclear proliferation, and the introduction of weapons in space. Furthermore, he discusses the link between the Soviet-American armament rivalry and the spread of conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Central and South America, as well as domestic pressures, Eastern and Western, for continued armament. The book concludes with a critical examination of hitherto insufficient attempts at disarmament, and a series of proposals toward a lessening of international tensions and the resultant arms build-up.

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OSTI Identifier:
5287295
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; NATIONAL SECURITY; GLOBAL ASPECTS; INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS; POLITICAL ASPECTS; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; AFRICA; ARMS CONTROL; ASIA; BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS; CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; EUROPE; MIDDLE EAST; NON-PROLIFERATION POLICY; NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT; PROLIFERATION; SOUTH AMERICA; SPACE WEAPONS; TRADE; USA; USSR; EASTERN EUROPE; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; LATIN AMERICA; NORTH AMERICA; SECURITY; WEAPONS; 290600* - Energy Planning & Policy- Nuclear Energy; 293000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation; 290200 - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology

Citation Formats

Gasteyger, C. Searching for world security. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Gasteyger, C. Searching for world security. United States.
Gasteyger, C. Wed . "Searching for world security". United States.
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