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Arms Control

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

Second Edition

November 2002 | 396 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`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.

Basic Concepts
Historical Overview
The United Nations
Nuclear-Weapon Explosions
Nuclear Arms Limitation
Nuclear-Weapon Proliferation
Proposals for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
Chemical and Biological Weapons
Environmental and Radiological Weapons
Outer Space and Celestial Bodies
The Sea Environment
Demilitarized Areas
Denuclearized Zones
Conventional Arms Control
Constraints on Conventional Arms and Technology Transfers
Confidence Building in Europe, Asia and the Americas
Restrictions on the Methods of Warfare
Prevention of Accidental War
Verification and Compliance
Concluding Remarks
Selected Pre-World War II Agreements
Post-World War II Agreements

Praise for the First Edition

`Jozef Goldblat, one of the foremost authorities in this field, has compiled a veritable encyclopedia of arms control.... He is authoritative on both the more prominent topics, such as nuclear non-proliferation and verification, and those which are less widely understood.... Free of jargon, comprehensive on the facts, concise in analysis, this is a work of topical relevance and lasting value' - Bulletin of Arms Control

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