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The Resource House of cards : why arms control must fail, Colin S. Gray

House of cards : why arms control must fail, Colin S. Gray

Label
House of cards : why arms control must fail
Title
House of cards
Title remainder
why arms control must fail
Statement of responsibility
Colin S. Gray
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""If peace breaks out, can arms control be far behind?" According to Colin S. Gray, this sardonic motto describes events of the 1990s just as well as it did those of the 1920s. Gray offers a provocative history of twentieth-century attempts at arms limitation, as he challenges the fundamental assumptions of arms control theory. Arms control has never worked, he concludes, because it never can." "Existing approaches to arms control appeal to common sense, but they are logically unsound and inherently impractical, Gray argues, because they fail to take political realities into account. He outlines their inadequacies in what he calls the Arms Control Paradox: the more motivated nations are to fight one another, the less interested they will be in supporting significant arms limitations. Under these conditions, arms control agreements must be, to echo a phrase of George Will's, either impossible or unimportant. Documenting the naval treaties of the 1920s and 1930s and the initiatives to limit strategic nuclear arms from 1969 to the present, Gray seeks to demonstrate that the fortunes of negotiated arms limitation have merely reflected the temperature of international relations, rather than influencing those relations." "National security analysts, students and scholars of international relations, and others interested in arms control issues will want to read House of Cards and debate its conclusions."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gray, Colin S
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in security affairs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Arms control
Label
House of cards : why arms control must fail, Colin S. Gray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • Magic Kingdom of Arms Control.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Weapons and War.
  • p. 25
  • 3.
  • Dragons Live Here: How the Real World Makes Life Difficult for the Theorist.
  • p. 70
  • 4.
  • History: What Does the Record Show?.
  • p. 88
  • 5.
  • Mystery Tour: From SALT to START.
  • p. 120
  • 6.
  • Verification without Compliance.
  • p. 160
  • 7.
  • To Bury Arms Control, Not to Praise It.
  • p. 179
  • 8.
  • Can So Many People Be Wrong?.
  • p. 215
  • Index.
  • p. 237
Control code
ocm25747865
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 242 p.
Isbn
9780801427039
Lccn
92052754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
House of cards : why arms control must fail, Colin S. Gray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • Magic Kingdom of Arms Control.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Weapons and War.
  • p. 25
  • 3.
  • Dragons Live Here: How the Real World Makes Life Difficult for the Theorist.
  • p. 70
  • 4.
  • History: What Does the Record Show?.
  • p. 88
  • 5.
  • Mystery Tour: From SALT to START.
  • p. 120
  • 6.
  • Verification without Compliance.
  • p. 160
  • 7.
  • To Bury Arms Control, Not to Praise It.
  • p. 179
  • 8.
  • Can So Many People Be Wrong?.
  • p. 215
  • Index.
  • p. 237
Control code
ocm25747865
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 242 p.
Isbn
9780801427039
Lccn
92052754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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