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Open Skies: Transparency, Confidence-Building, and the End of the Cold War

Peter Jones


This book presents a detailed description and analysis of the last major security negotiation between the countries of NATO and the former Warsaw Pact as the Cold War was ending, and the creation of the resulting first European security agreement of the post-Cold War era. The book shows that the security bureaucracies, and especially the intelligence bureaucracies, of the two superpowers were reluctant to enter into this negotiation and still had conceptions of security (and of each other) which were out of step with the evolving situation. Accordingly, these powerful bureaucracies tried to ho ... More

Keywords: Open Skies, Confidence-building Measure (CBM), Cold War, NATO, Verification, Cooperative Aerial Monitoring, Warsaw Pact

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804790987
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804790987.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Jones, author
University of Ottawa