January 1, 1990
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

This volume by Ashton B. Carter of Harvard University is one in a series on a subject that has far-reaching implications to human survival. As a leading figure in the community of scholars, he has already contributed to thought on a broad range of urgent arms control issues. As an adviser to policy-makers and negotiators such as Paul H. Nitze, he has provided counsel on policy choices. His views, found here in a collection of papers and speeches, can help to bridge the thinking of successive administrations confronted with hard choices on national defense and arms control.