Strategic Stability in the Post-Cold War World and the Future of Nuclear Disarmament

  • Melvin L. BestJr.
  • John Hughes-Wilson
  • Andrei A. Piontkowsky

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASDT, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Consensus Report

    1. Melvin L. Best Jr., John Hughes-Wilson, Andrei A. Piontkowsky
      Pages 1-35
  3. Contributing Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Qualitative — Global

    3. Qualitative — European

    4. Qualitative — Asian

    5. Quantitative : Geopolitical Stability & Balance Of Power

      1. Emerson M. S. Niou, Peter C. Ordeshook
        Pages 179-190
      2. A. Piontkowsky, A. Skorokhodov
        Pages 191-200
    6. Quantitative : Deterrence, Crisis Stability & First Strike Stability

      1. Michel Rudnianski, Aleth d’Assignies
        Pages 229-258
    7. Quantitative : Arms Race

    8. Quantitative : Proliferation

About this book


This Report contains a Consensus Report and the papers submitted to the April 6 -10, 1995 NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Strategic Stability In The Post-Cold War World And The Future Of Nuclear Disarmament, held in Washington D. C. , United States Of America of at The Airlie Conference Center. The workshop was sponsored by the NATO Division Scientific and Environmental Affairs as part of its ongoing outreach programme to widen and deepen scientific contacts between NATO member countries and the Cooperation Partner countries of the former Warsaw Treaty Organization. The participants recognize that the collapse of the former Soviet Union has left a conceptual vacuum in the definition of a new world order. Never before have the components of world order all changed so rapidly, so deeply, or so globally. As Henry Kissinger points out, the emergence of the new world order will have answered three fundamental questions:" What are the basic units of the international order? What are their means of interacting? and What are the goals on behalf of which they interact? " The main question is whether the establishment and maintenance of an international system will turn out to be a conscious design, or the outgrowth of a test of strength. The concept of a planning framework that could shape or govern these interactions is emerging and may now be at hand. Capturing this emerging framework is the thrust of this NATO-sponsored Advanced Research Workshop.


Arms control Cold War Conflict Israel National Security Non-Proliferation Nuclear power geopolitics modeling nuclear disarmament

Editors and affiliations

  • Melvin L. BestJr.
    • 1
  • John Hughes-Wilson
    • 2
  • Andrei A. Piontkowsky
    • 3
  1. 1.MBEnterprisesGreat FallsUSA
  2. 2.EURONETBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.World LaboratoryStrategic Studies CentreMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4642-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8396-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1820
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