Global Double Zero: The INF Treaty from Its Origins to Implementation

Synopsis

This is vital history, based on first-hand know-how, and thus not overtaken by current events. This primer gives a unique, comprehensive overview of the INF Treaty, showing what happened and why in the 1980s in terms of arms control. Dr. Rueckert describes the origins of INF negotiations and how they proceeded, analyzes the Treaty and supplemental agreements and interpretations, describes implementing organizations, matters of on-site inspection and portal monitoring, and related measures. In the end, he gives some pointers about the future of arms control regimes at the turn of this century.