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Conventional Arms Control : Perspectives on Verification - Sergey Koulik

Conventional Arms Control

Perspectives on Verification

Hardcover Published: 16th February 1995
ISBN: 9780198291497
Number Of Pages: 336

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Conventional Arms Control: Perspectives on Verification provides an analysis of the political and operational problems of the verification of conventional arms control. The emphasis is on post-cold war Europe and the authors examine the verification problems and opportunities presented by the 1990 Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) and, with regard to the constraints imposed by the negotiators on the verification mechanism, provide a short history of the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction (MBFR) and CFE negotiations which led to the Treaty.
The book also highlights verification aspects of the operational approach to arms control, as illustrated by negotiations on confidence- and security-building measures (CSBMs), examining the evolution of the CSBM verification regime within the CSCE process from the Helsinki Final Act to the Vienna Document 1992.
The Open Skies Treaty, its history and its relationship to aerial verification mechanisms in general are analysed. The need to verify force structures and the problems involved are discussed, and the verification lessons of the 1991 Persian Gulf War are presented.

`The work has a clear focus.' NOD and Conversion `Comprehensive study ... a highly detailed analysis of the CFE treaty, including its full text ... as a study of the CFE Treaty in particular, Conventional Arms Control is so detailed as to be unrivalled.' Millennium `The authors have displayed remarkable ability to sift the relevant information from heaps and heaps of papers on the Subject and record it in a manner which will make sense to any average reader - leave alone those involved in the game ... In my humble opinion, simply a must for all libraries and personal collection for its inherent value and topical contents.' USI Journal `A most readable account of this 1990 treaty ... and related negotiations on troop levels ... maintains the high standard of politico-military analysis associated with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.' Political Studies

Introductionp. 1
The Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europep. 18
The verification provisions of the CFE Treatyp. 41
The debate leading up to the CFE Treatyp. 77
New challenges to the verification of conventional armed forcesp. 111
Confidence- and security-building measuresp. 133
Open Skiesp. 156
Verification lessons of the Persian Gulf Warp. 191
Conclusionsp. 207
Appendix A. The Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europep. 211
Appendix B. The Vienna Document 1992p. 277
Appendix C. The Treaty on Open Skiesp. 296
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9780198291497
ISBN-10: 0198291493
Series: SIPRI Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 16th February 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 16.2  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.69