of restructuring nuclear arsenals to strengthen military and political stability, and to devise arms control initiatives that corresponded closely to Gorbachev's broad policy objectives. Injecting
greater political content into the details of Soviet arms control
policy, they identified particular Soviet weapon systems whose
elimination would yield large political dividends and determined
which Western arms programs to allow so as to avoid raising
Western suspicions and bringing the disarmament process to a
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Interview in Ogonek, no. 11 (March), 1990, p. 3.
Shevardnadze in Izvestia, 22 March 1989, and
Lev Zaikov speech to
the 28th Party Congress, Pravda, 4 July 1990. The commission, headed by Zaikov, included Yakovlev, Shevardnadze, the defense minister, the KGB
chairman, and leaders of the Military-Industrial Commission, the Council of
Ministers, and other departments.
Speech to the 28th Party Congress, Pravda, 11 July 1990.
Dmitri Yazov in Krasnaya Zvezda, 5 June 1990.
Alex Pravda, "Linkages between Soviet Domestic and Foreign Policy
under Gorbachev," in
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Alex Pravda (eds.), Perestroika: Soviet Domestic and Foreign Policies ( London: Royal Institute of
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Pravda, 11 July 1990.
Bruce Parrott, "Soviet National Security Under
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Yakovlev in Navda, 4 July 1990, and present commission chairman Gennadi I. Yanayev in Pravda, 13 August 1990.
Ligachev in Pravda, 5 July 1990.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Soviet Nuclear Policy under Gorbachev:A Policy of Disarmament.
Contributors: Daniel Calingaert - Author.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1991.
Page number: 26.
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