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The Vienna Force Reductions Talks: Resolved and Unresolved Issues

  • Jonathan Dean
Conference paper

Abstract

The prospects are quite good for step-by-step build-down of the East-West military confrontation in Europe through a combination of negotiated and unilateral measures. Given timely action by NATO, a first agreement in the Vienna Conventional Armed Forces reduction talks along the lines of NATO proposals is feasible — even probable — within the next two to three years. A partial agreement could be concluded earlier. Only major negative developments, in particular, the recurrence of East-West and West-West disputes over nuclear weapons, or the replacement of the Gorbachev leadership by a less constructive one, seem likely to be able to block this positive outcome.

Keywords

Nuclear Weapon Reduction Base Nuclear Armament Nuclear Deterrent Warsaw Pact 
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© Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

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  • Jonathan Dean

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