Crisis Control Measures

  • Richard Smoke


The recent years have witnessed mounting interest, at least in the West, in measures intended to improve both superpowers’ capacity to retain full control of events in any future global crisis, and to terminate the crisis short of nuclear war. These measures, and accompanying practices and perspectives, are generally referred to in the United States as ‘crisis control’ or ‘crisis management’. Representative measures now being discussed or hypothesised include: improvements in the Hotline, the addition of further highspeed communications links, the creation of some type of joint ‘crisis control centre’, various kinds of information-exchange arrangements, and other pre-arranged crisis procedures.


Nuclear Weapon Crisis Management Terrorist Group Analytic Argument American Specialist 
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