the first of a series of reports of the Defense and Disarmament
Study Group of the International Peace Research Association
(IPRA) that was founded in April 1986 at the 11th IPRA Conference
in Brighton. The results of the Brighton conference were published
Military Technology, Armaments Dynamics and Disarmament. ABC
Weapons, Military Use of Nuclear Energy and of Outer Space
and Implications for International Law (London: Macmillan
- New York: St. Martin's Press). See: hgb015.
of the IPRA Study Group at the 13th IPRA Conference in Groningen
have been published in 4 study group papers (AFES-PRESS Reports
41, 42, 43, 44). This 1st IPRA Study Group paper combines
seven chapters focusing on three major themes: 1) Weapons
Technologies and Consequences of Weapons Use; 2) Arms Control
and Disarmament; and 3) Verification Issues.
I reproduces three chapters by Steve Wright (UK) on : "The
New Technologies of Political Suppression: A New Case for
Arms Control", Barton C. Hacker (USA) on: "United
States Impact of Armaments: Amplification of the Effects of
Conventional Weapons by Attacked Infrastructures of Highly
Developed Industrial Countries"; and by Jiri Matousek
(CSR) on: "Environmental Impact of Armaments: Amplification
of the Effects of Conventional Weapons by Attacked Infrastructures
of Highly Developed Industrial Countries".
includes two papers by Louis Furmanski (US) on: "Congressional
Perspectives on Conventional arms Control and the Future of
the Nato Alliance", and by Michael Lucas (US) on: "Consensus
and Dissonance in the US - Western European Approach to the
CSCE during the 1980s". Part III includes papers by Hanna
Newcombe (Canada) on: "Citizen Reporting as a Method
of Arms Control Verification", and by K. Klevering (Canada)
on: "Verification Technologies for Verifying Conventional
Arms Control Agreements".