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dc.contributor.advisorElliot-Meisel, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorGreenwood, Matthew B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-02T13:21:23Z
dc.date.available2015-07-25T13:40:19Z
dc.date.issued2013-05-16en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/45033
dc.description.abstractStates consider nuclear weapons the ultimate weapon because they are capable of immense destruction. This destructive power worried the USA and Soviet Union, which led them to negotiate arms control treaties that first limited nuclear weapons and then began a process of gradual reduction. Verification of these reductions was a key issue during treaty negotiations during the Cold War to guard against cheating, but why continue to include verification protocols in nuclear arms control treaties between the two countries? This thesis traces the inclusion and exclusion of verification protocols in the START I, II, SORT, and New START. The thesis argues that even after the end of the Cold War verification protocols are both necessary and preferable for the USA and Russia because they provide insight into nuclear force operations, supplement national technical means (NTM) collection, and provide official and unofficial interaction between Russia and the USA. This interaction allows both countries to discuss a variety of subjects, beyond nuclear related issues, which strengthens the bilateral relationship.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCreighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton University and to ProQuest following the publishing model selected above.en_US
dc.titleUSA-Russia Strategic Nuclear Arms Control: The Continued Importance of Verificationen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.rights.holderMatthew B Greenwooden_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.description.noteProQuest Traditional Publishing Optionen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorGreenwood, Matthew B.en_US
dc.embargo.terms2015-07-25
dc.degree.levelMA (Master of Arts)en_US
dc.degree.disciplineInternational Relations (graduate program)en_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. in International Relationsen_US
dc.degree.grantorGraduate Schoolen_US
dc.degree.committeeClark, Terryen_US
dc.degree.committeeKelly, Michaelen_US


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