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ISBN-10: 0203928318

ISBN-13: 9780203928318

ISBN-10: 0415459613

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The Adelphi Papers monograph sequence is the overseas Institute for Strategic reports' significant contribution to policy-relevant, unique educational learn. gathered at the party of the Institute's fiftieth anniversary, the twelve Adelphi Papers during this quantity symbolize a few of the finest examples of writing on strategic matters. they give insights into the altering safety panorama of the earlier half-century and glimpses of a few of the main major protection occasions and tendencies of our instances, from the chilly warfare nuclear fingers race, during the oil challenge of 1973, to the modern problem of uneven struggle in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Hanns Maull, Oil and Influence: The Oil Weapon Examined, Adelphi Paper 117 (London: IISS, 1975), p. 1, p. 328 in this volume. , p. 2, p. 329 in this volume. , p. 3, p. 331 in this volume. , p. 17, p. 351 in this volume. , p. 36, p. 377 in this volume. , pp. 35–6, p. 376 in this volume. , p. 36, p. 376 in this volume. Kenneth N. Waltz, The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: More May Be Better, Adelphi Paper 171 (London: IISS, 1981), p. 1, p. 383 in this volume. , p. 384 in this volume. , p. 14, p. 401 in this volume.

C. Schelling, Controlled Response and Strategic Warfare, Adelphi Paper 19 (London: ISS, 1965), pp. 3–4, pp. 73–4 in this volume. , p. 4, p. 75 in this volume. , p. 5, p. 76 in this volume. , p. 7, p. 79 in this volume. , p. 9, p. 81 in this volume. 20 The other sponsors were the American Assembly of Columbia University, the Canadian Institute of International Affairs and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 21 Solly Zuckerman, Alva Myrdal and Lester B. Pearson, The Control of Proliferation: Three Views, Adelphi Paper 29 (London: ISS, 1966), p.

To a considerable extent this confidence is justified. It is true that American strategic strength still poses a very formidable threat to the Soviet Union. It is also true that the United States has not yet lost the will to implement that threat, and, though there is no more talk of “massive retaliation” for acts of local aggression, the clear intent of American policy is to make the Russians very circumspect for fear of sliding into a nuclear war with the United States. But though the Soviet long range strategic threat to the United States itself is not as large in number of bombs or bombers as the American threat to Russia, her threat to the allies of the United States is very considerable.

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