Foster, William C.
July 1965
Foreign Affairs;Jul1965, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p587
This article identifies significant changes that have occurred in Soviet Union-United States relations and how they affect the prospects for arms control and disarmament as of July 1965. In the field of arms control, this has been reflected in increased interest in small steps which, though they lack some of the popular appeal of general and complete disarmament, are more realistically attainable in the foreseeable future. There has been some real progress: creation of the so-called hot line between Washington and Moscow; the United Nations resolution banning the placement in space of weapons of mass destruction, and most notably, the treaty prohibiting nuclear tests except underground.


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