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Big Five

Big Five

by Alexander' G. Savel'yev, Nikolay N. Detinov


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ISBN-13: 9780275946913
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/1995
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)

About the Author

ALEKSANDR' G. SAVEL'YEV is vice president of the independent Institute for National Security and Strategic Studies in Moscow. Savel'yev participated in the Soviet-American Nuclear and Space Talks in Geneva as an advisor to the Soviet delegation and as a representative of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. He is the author of a number of scholarly works on strategic and security issues and a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London.

NIKOLAY N. DETINOV, during the period from the end of the 1960s until the early 1990s, was among a handful of individuals actively involved in crafting the Soviet position for arms control negotiations. He was one of a small group which evolved into the Big Five. He oversaw the creation of its decision-making mechanisms and participated in its day-to-day operations. He participated in the Vladivostok Summit between Brezhnev and Ford (1974), the Helsinki Conference (1976) and the Soviet American Nuclear and Space Talks (START, INF, and Defense and Space, 1985-1991). General Detinov is presently a senior analyst in a scientific center of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a participant in the Russian-American joint Global Protection Program.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Acronyms


The Historical Background

The Politburo Commission for the Negotiations

The Big Five and the Small Five

The SALT-II Talks: The Decision-Making Mechanism in Action

"Euromissiles" and the Principle of Equal Security

The START Negotiations and the Final Period of Superpower Confrontation

The Return to the Negotiations: The Prelude to Perestroyka

The Krasnoyarsk Affair

Perestroyka and the Further Refinement of the Decision-Making Mechanism

Medium-Range Nuclear Weapons Negotiations: Was the "Zero Option" Really So Bad?

The START Treaty: Who Made Concessions to Whom?

The Difficult Path to the START Treaty

Defense and Space Issues: A Field for Future Negotiations

The Big Five: From Its Birth to Its Death



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