The Moscow agreements and strategic arms limitation

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Hedley Bull

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Policy paper

Canberra Papers on Strategy and Defence No. 15

The Strategic Arms Limitation Talks Agreements are the most important result of the long search by the United States and the Soviet Union for a means of controlling nuclear weapons. This paper presents an authoritative analysis of the Agreements, which were signed in Moscow in 1972. 

Professor Bull seeks to estimate the value of the Agreements in relation to the objectives of arms control set out more than a decade ago in his pioneering theoretical work The Control of the Arms Race and to assess their significance for the political and strategic relations among the major powers.

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