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The Resource Foreign relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXVI, Arms control and nonproliferation, editor: Chris Tudda; general editor: Adam M. Howard

Foreign relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXVI, Arms control and nonproliferation, editor: Chris Tudda; general editor: Adam M. Howard

Label
Foreign relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXVI, Arms control and nonproliferation
Title
Foreign relations of the United States, 1977-1980
Title number
Volume XXVI
Title part
Arms control and nonproliferation
Statement of responsibility
editor: Chris Tudda; general editor: Adam M. Howard
Title variation
Arms control and nonproliferation
Contributor
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume documents the Carter administration's multilateral, non-strategic arms control policy from 1977 until 1980. Topics include anti-satellite (ASAT) talks; chemical and biological warfare negotiations; conventional arms talks (CAT); nuclear non-proliferation, safeguards, and the International Fuel Cycle Evaluation program; comprehensive nuclear test-ban proposals and peaceful nuclear explosions; the United Nations Special Session on Disarmament; and nuclear non-proliferation in Latin America. The Carter administration's priorities in arms control contrasted sharply with those of the Nixon and Ford administrations. Where his predecessors had concentrated on bilateral arms control negotiations with the Soviet Union, Carter aggressively pursued a range of multilateral agreements, with a strong emphasis on nonproliferation in nuclear and conventional arms. While Moscow remained the administration's primary interlocutor, Carter worked closely with the United Kingdom to try to achieve a comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty. He also worked with Mexico to convince other Latin American nations to sign and/or ratify the Treaty of Tlatelolco--which had established Latin America as a nuclear-free zone in 1968. In conjunction with France, Japan, and other allies, Carter proposed the establishment of an International Fuel Cycle Evaluation program that would explore alternative nuclear fuel cycles containing materials not useable in nuclear weapons. The Carter administration also participated in multilateral arms control initiatives such as the 1978 UN Special Session on Disarmament. Meanwhile, Carter tried to reduce the sale of conventional arms to allies with questionable human rights records. By the winter of 1979-80, however, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and other Soviet activities jeopardized Carter's arms control initiatives. Reports of the use of chemical weapons by the Soviets in Afghanistan and Vietnam in Cambodia and Laos, the discovery of a 1979 outbreak of anthrax in a biological weapons factory in Sverdlovsk in the Soviet Union, and renewed Soviet nuclear tests led to administration protests that the Soviets had violated the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention and 1976 Threshold Test Ban Treaties respectively. The ASAT and CAT negotiations principally ended in early 1980, and the volume of U.S. conventional arms sales remained essentially unchanged during the administration"--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
index present
LC call number
KZ233
LC item number
.U55 1977-1980 v.26
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tudda, Chris
  • Howard, Adam M.
  • United States
Series statement
Foreign relations of the United States,
Series volume
1977-1980, v.26
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carter, Jimmy
  • Muskie, Edmund S
  • Vance, Cyrus R.
  • United States
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • National Security Council (U.S.)
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Arms control
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Disarmament
  • Space weapons
  • Anti-satellite weapons
  • Chemical warfare (International law)
  • Biological warfare (International law)
  • Nuclear-weapon-free zones
  • Security, International
  • National security
  • United States
Label
Foreign relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXVI, Arms control and nonproliferation, editor: Chris Tudda; general editor: Adam M. Howard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • United Nations Special Session on Disarmament
  • Index
  • About the Series -- Preface -- Sources -- Abbreviations and Terms -- Persons
  • Arms Control and Nonproliferation:
  • Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Weapons and Talks
  • Chemical and Biological Weapons; The Sverdlovsk Incident
  • Comprehensive Test Ban; Peaceful Nuclear Explosions
  • Conventional Arms Transfers/Talk
  • Non-Proliferation, Safeguards, and International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Evaluation
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation in Latin America
Control code
946161590
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 1314 pages
Isbn
9780160930997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946161590
Label
Foreign relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXVI, Arms control and nonproliferation, editor: Chris Tudda; general editor: Adam M. Howard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • United Nations Special Session on Disarmament
  • Index
  • About the Series -- Preface -- Sources -- Abbreviations and Terms -- Persons
  • Arms Control and Nonproliferation:
  • Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Weapons and Talks
  • Chemical and Biological Weapons; The Sverdlovsk Incident
  • Comprehensive Test Ban; Peaceful Nuclear Explosions
  • Conventional Arms Transfers/Talk
  • Non-Proliferation, Safeguards, and International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Evaluation
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation in Latin America
Control code
946161590
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 1314 pages
Isbn
9780160930997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946161590

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