Policies for Common Security

1st Edition

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Routledge
August 19, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 264 Pages
ISBN 9780367229542 - CAT# K422033
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Peace Studies

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Summary

The basic idea of common security is not complex. It is that no country can obtain security, in the long run, simply by taking unilateral decisions about its own military forces. This is because security depends also on the actions and reactions of potential adversaries. Security has to be found in common with those adversaries. These ideas were considered in a SIPRI conference held in 1983. The conference had two main objectives. The first was to undertake a critical examination of the concept. The second was to consider the implications of the idea for policy in general, and for disarmament and arms control policy in particular. Originally published in 1985, this book contains revised versions of some of the papers presented at the conference.

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