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New Soviet thinking on nuclear deterrence

Stephan Kux

New Soviet thinking on nuclear deterrence

the evolving debate on sufficiency and defensive orientation in Soviet nuclear strategy

by Stephan Kux

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Published by Programme for Strategic and International Security Studies, Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Disarmament -- Soviet Union.,
  • Arms control -- Soviet Union.,
  • Military readiness.,
  • Nuclear warfare.,
  • Soviet Union -- Military policy.,
  • Soviet Union -- National security.,
  • Soviet Union -- Defenses.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesNuclear deterrence, new problems and old paradoxes.
    Statementby Stephan Kux.
    SeriesPSIS occasional papers -- no. 3/1990.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUA770 .K88 1990
    The Physical Object
    Pagination78 p. ;
    Number of Pages78
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14766950M

      The Soviet Union deployed a capable nuclear-armed submarine and surface combatant force to counter American naval dominance during the Cold War. The modern Russian Navy retains legacy missions from the Cold War, but has taken on new roles in line with the General Staff’s evolved thinking on nuclear escalation, while adapting to the inexorable. For a time after World War II, America held the upper hand with regards to nuclear superiority. It used this threat of "massive retaliation" as a means to deter Soviet aggression. By the late s the Soviet Union had built up a convincing nuclear arsenal that could be delivered on the territory of the United States and Western Europe. By the mids unilateral deterrence gave way to.

    Reading: Nuclear Thinking If the object were simply to deter the Soviet Union from launching a nuclear strike against the United States, it would probably be enough to be able to wipe out, say. The Fallacies of Cold War Deterrence and a New Direction. Book Description: U.S. Cold War nuclear deterrence policy was similarly based on the confident but questionable assumption that Soviet leaders would be rational by Washington's standards; they would behave reasonably when presented with nuclear threats. The framework for thinking.

    Nuclear Deterrence in Europe. nuclear weapons have a role in how claimed interests might be defended within an overall deterrent framework. Through a variety of policies and actions — and most recently in a new military doctrine adopted in February — Russia has indicated the types of situations that might cause it to resort to Cited by: 2. Strategic Thinking, Deterrence and the US Ballistic Missile Defense Project: From Truman to Obama by Rueben Steff. Ashgate, , pp. Strategic Thinking, Deterrence and the US Ballistic Missile Defense Project is the latest of many books attempting to establish that the pursuit of a ballistic missile defense (BMD) system caused great-power balancing against the United .


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He writes very clearly about a complex situation. His connection of deterrence to past historical events is useful to understand. His proposal on new ways to think about deterrence in the 2nd nuclear age are /5(2). Abstract. This book contains eight sections, each consisting of several papers.

Some of the paper titles are: On Numbing and Feeling; The Mirror Image in Soviet-American Relations; Empathizing with the Soviet Government; Decision Making in Crises; The Nature and Control of Escalation; Cognitive Perspectives on Foreign Policy; and Deterrence, the Spiral Model and Intentions of.

After the Soviet Union broke up, it seemed to me that those arguments needed to be redrawn, since they had been based on the Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union. Nobody’s done that. Back in the s, Robert McNamara recognized that nuclear deterrence could easily deteriorate into a comparison of weapons.

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Berlin: Berlin Verlag Arno Spitz, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Honoré Marc Catudal. In a recent interview with the New Republic, Paul Warnke, the newly appointed head of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, responded as follows to the question of how the United States ought to react to indications that the Soviet leadership thinks it possible to fight and win a nuclear war.“In my view,” he replied, “this kind of thinking is on a level of abstraction which is.

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81, n° 1,pp. A Comparison Between US, UK And French Nuclear Policies And Doctrines – Mars   Nuclear deterrence involves warning an adversary of the possible employment of nuclear weapons, either in an offensive or counter-offensive manner, and the associated destruction in order to.