In recent years there has been atrophy in the use of multilateral forums for dealing with difficult arms control problems. This has been the result, in part, of heightened tensions between the superpowers, but also perhaps of a feeling of exasperation over the results which large groupings achieve. Yet all the nations in the world have much at stake in international security. This volume addresses the advantages and the pitfalls of multilateral arms control for dealing with such global problems as the spread of nuclear arms and conventional weapons. The authors, assembled by the United Nations Association of the U.S.A., are of high quality and they have a number of interesting insights.