Arms Control: The New Guide to Negotiations and Agreements with New CD-ROM Supplement

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SAGE, Nov 18, 2002 - Political Science - 396 pages
`A unique and indispensible work that serves both as a basic introduction to the disarmament scene and a reference book for experts' - Disarmament Times

`This compendium of the history and achievements of arms control and disarmament efforts is unique in its kind and is likely to remain so. This for three reasons: first, because of its unparalleled comprehensiveness; second, because of the outstanding quality of its presentation, and, third, because of its author, Jozef Goldblat, one of the world's leading experts in the field. This triad makes the updated Second Edition of Arms Control: The New Guide to Negotiations and Agreements a must for all concerned with international security in general and arms control in particular' - Curt Gasteyger, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva

`The thesaurus of arms regulation and disarmament...a precious tool for negotiators and treaty makers' - Ambassador V Petrovsky, Former Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament

`Being the most comprehensive and authoritative compilation and analysis of arms control agreements available, this is an indispensable reference volume for students and practitioners of arms control and international security. The author has spent a lifetime in the study and practice of international security affairs: where international law and arms control agreements are concerned, there is no one better qualified than him' - Sverre Lodgaard, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo

The revised and updated edition of Arms Control: The New Guide to Negotiations and Agreements contains the most authoritative and comprehensive survey ever published of the documents related to arms control. All major agreements reached since the second half of the nineteenth century through to mid-2002 are critically analysed and assessed. The assessment is made in the light of the international security environment, the developments in the field of weapon technology, the threat of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons proliferation, and the efforts to strengthen the humanitarian law of armed conflict.

The accompanying CD-ROM reproduces full text and carefully selected excerpts of treaties, conventions, common understandings, statutes, charters, binding decisions of international bodies, final acts of international conferences, exchanges of letters and diplomatic notes. Multilateral agreements are followed by a list of parties.

Enriched with new maps, tables and figures, as well as an expanded glossary and bibliography, the book will remain the definitive resource for students of international relations, journalists, diplomats and military strategists.

Jozef Goldblat, the author, is Vice-President of the Geneva International Peace Research Institute (GIPRI), Resident Senior Fellow of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and Associate Editor of Security Dialogue, published by SAGE for the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO). He has studied the problems of arms control since the 1950s and has been involved in arms control negotiations. From 1969 to 1989 he directed the arms control and disarmament programme of studies at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). He has lectured at various universities and has written reports, articles and books on the arms race and disarmament. His latest publications include The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime: Assessment and Prospects, The Hague Academy of International Law, 1997, and Nuclear Disarmament: Obstacles to Banishing the Bomb, I. B. Tauris, 2000.

 

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This book is one of the most comprehensive and lucidly written books on Arms Control and Disarmament which covers the whole range of the topic from the very biginning till date. This is most suitable for the undergraduate and graduate courses on Arms Control. The book starts its account of disarmament from the Hague Peace Conferences held at the end of the nineteenth century. Then it proceeds with the evolutionary description on the concept of disarmament and its implication and practices in the post First World War era. It goes on describing the tension created between the old enemies of Europe regarding the rearmament of Germany and its immediate consequences on the efforts of Disarmament and its failure.
The book discusses the rivalry of the Super Powers in the 1950s and 1960s and its impact on the world politics that necessitated several Arms Control treaties. Treaties that are multilateral in nature are discussed in the book. And the treaties that were signed between the United States and the Soviet Union bilaterally have also been discussed in the book considering the zeal of Cold War at that time. It also differentiates treaties into different regimes, such as- nuclear regime, chemical and biological regime etc, so that the students get the political and technical aspects of the treaties simultaneously.
Though the book is very good in the descriptive analysis of Arms Control treaties it lacks proper theoritical evaluation of the proceedings. Besides, the book does not deal properly with the conceptual evolution from Disarmament to Arms Control which is very necessary to grasp the whole picture of some noblest efforts in human history.
 

Contents

Basic Concepts
3
Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe CFE Treaty
5
Historical Overview
19
The United Nations
33
Charter of Paris for a New Europe Supplementary Document
36
NuclearWeapon Explosions
48
1 Nuclear Explosions 194598
58
Nuclear Arms Limitation
69
Guidelines for conventional arms transfers agreed by the permanent
242
OSCE Document on small arms and light weapons
251
Code of Conduct for the implementation of the 1998 ECOWAS
252
Confidence Building in Europe Asia and the Americas
257
Treaty between the USA and Russia on Strategic Offensive
271
Agreement between Russia Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
272
Agreement between Russia Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
275
Joint Declaration by the UK and Russia on the detargeting
277

Memorandum of Agreement between the USA and Russia on
78
Treaty between the USA and the USSR on the reduction
87
1 US and SovietRussian Strategic Nuclear Forces 1990
94
NuclearWeapon Proliferation
101
1 The Nuclear Fuel Cycle
106
NPT Review and Extension Conference decision on principles
109
Agreement between the USA and Russia concerning
116
Proposals for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
125
Chemical and Biological Weapons
135
Convention on the prohibition of the development production
137
Environmental and Radiological Weapons
158
Outer Space and Celestial Bodies
166
1 Different Types of Satellite Orbit
167
Convention on registration of objects launched into outer space
168
The Sea Environment
173
Treaty on the prohibition of the emplacement of nuclear weapons
177
Demilitarized Areas
187
1 Geographical Location of the Archipelago of
188
Protocol on Environmental Protection to the 1959 Antarctic Treaty
194
United Nations Disarmament Commission Report on
197
1 Zone of Application of the Treaty of Tlatelolco
200
3 Zone of Application of the Treaty of Bangkok
207
5 Proposed NuclearWeaponFree Zone in Central Asia
213
Conventional Arms Control
220
Document on confidencebuilding measures and certain aspects
222
1 National CFE Limits under the 1990 CFE Treaty and
223
1 Area of Application of the Dayton Agreement
231
InterAmerican Convention on transparency in conventional
235
Constraints on Conventional Arms and Technology
241
Restrictions on the Methods of Warfare
279
PostWorld War II Agreements
281
Convention on the physical protection of nuclear material Annexes
287
Prevention of Accidental War
299
Treaty between the USA and the USSR on the elimination of their
300
Agreement between France and the USSR on the prevention of
301
Model Protocol additional to the agreements between states
305
Verification and Compliance
309
Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency
312
Agreed Framework between the USA and North Korea
325
See also 1974 Protocol and 1997 Memorandum of Understanding
326
Joint Declaration by South and North Korea on the denuclearization
329
Convention on the prohibition of military or any other hostile use
332
United Nations Security Council Resolution 984 on security
342
Concluding Remarks
346
Table Al Parties to the Major Arms Control Agreements
350
Table A2 Parties to the Major Conventions on Humanitarian
360
Table A3 Membership of Multilateral Weapon and Technology
371
Select Bibliography
372
About the Author
380
Treaty on Open Skies Annexes
383
Comprehensive nuclear testban treaty CTBT Annexes Protocol
384
European Union Code of Conduct on arms exports
386
Memorandum of Understanding between the USA and the USSR
387
Declaration by the heads of state and government of NATO member
389
Agreement between Pakistan and India on the prohibition of attack
390
Soviet Statement on the Backfire bomber
392
Joint statement by the USA and the USSR on strategic offensive
395
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Jozef Goldblat has written reports, articles and books on truce supervision, the arms race and disaramament problems. From 1969 to 1989 he directed the arms control and disarmament programme of studies at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Since 1989 he has been Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow, Programme for Strategic amd International Security Studies at the Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies. He is also Vice-President of the Geneva International Peace Research Institute (GIPRI) and Consultant to the United Nations Institute for Disaramaent Research (UNIDIR).

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