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Negotiating From Strength: Leverage in U.S.-Soviet Arms Control Negotiations

Negotiating From Strength: Leverage in U.S.-Soviet Arms Control Negotiations

By Robert J. Einhorn

Praeger/Washington: Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georget, 1985, 120 pp.

Not just another book on arms control, this study discusses the role of military weapons programs as instruments of leverage in negotiations. This approach has much merit, given the extent to which the debate on such weapons has hinged on their value as bargaining chips. Einhorn has many sensible comments regarding the impact of American defense programs on Soviet negotiating strategies and the way the U.S.S.R. sets its own priorities. His experience as an official of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency has clearly placed him in good stead in examining this complicated, and most important, topic.