Formal treaties and tacit agreements: an exchange

Bilder, Richard B.
April 1985
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Apr1985, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p51
Comments on correspondent Russell Hardin's argument in his article 'Contracts, Promises, and Arms Control' that formal and legally binding treaties between the U.S. and the Soviet Union have inhibited progress in achieving arms control. Questioning of Hardin's suggestion that non-binding arrangements are preferable to formal agreements.


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