This is the most comprehensive story of the U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) talks published to date. Arvid Schors, a young historian at the University of Freiburg, has used all available evidence: documents from U.S. and other Western archives, volumes with both U.S. and Soviet documents, information in academic works by other authors, and memoirs by participants in the SALT process. The fact that he gains his insights mostly from U.S. sources inevitably results in asymmetries of content. The largely divergent approaches of politicians, diplomats, and scholars in the United States and their disagreements on aims and methods are discussed in great detail, in contrast to similar information on decision-making in Moscow, which is much sparser. In addition, the detailed insight on the negotiating processes is based largely on U.S. sources. Until August 2015, when vast quantities of important documents were made available at the Russian State Archive of...
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Doppelter Boden: Die SALT-Verhandlungen 1963–1979
Doppelter Boden: Die SALT-Verhandlungen 1963–1979. By
International Affairs Analyst (ret.), Federal Republic of Germany
Online Issn: 1531-3298
Print Issn: 1520-3972
© 2017 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Journal of Cold War Studies (2017) 19 (4): 237–239.
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Gerhard Wettig; Doppelter Boden: Die SALT-Verhandlungen 1963–1979. Journal of Cold War Studies 2017; 19 (4): 237–239. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/jcws_r_00774
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