Testing the Effects of Confidence and Security-Building Measures in a Crisis
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Testing the Effects of Confidence and Security-Building Measures in a Crisis Two Political-Military Games by James P. Kahan

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Published by Rand Corp .
Written in English


  • Arms control,
  • Military Tactics And Strategy,
  • Confidence and security buildi,
  • Arms Control And Disarmament,
  • Confidence and security building measures (International relations),
  • Game theory,
  • Mathematical models

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8187832M
ISBN 10083300851X
ISBN 109780833008510

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Get this from a library! Testing the effects of confidence- and security-building measures in a crisis: two political-military games. [James P Kahan; Rand Corporation.; United States. Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.;] -- This report presents the results of two political-military games played at RAND in the spring of to investigate how possible European confidence. In the years following the Helsinki Final Act, a key component of European security was the development of a comprehensive set of confidence- and security-building measures (CSBMs) designed to reduce the risk of conflicts, increase trust among the OSCE participating States, and contribute to greater openness and transparency in the field of military planning and activities. internationally, will hopefully provide some insight into the role confidence­ and security-building measures will play in constructing the conditions of societies across the globe in the future. The CSCE has already had an impact on confidence-building measures incorporated into other treaties. Similarly, Confidence and Security Building Measures seek to reduce or eliminate the causes of mistrust, fear, tension, and hostility amongst modern states. CSBMs increase openness and transparency in military activities and in arms acquisitions, thus increasing the predictability of .

During the cold war, confidence- and security-building measures (CSBMs)—voluntary rules of openness, restraint and cooperation in military affairs—played a real part in easing tension in Europe and in avoiding conflict between the rival blocs. CSBMs went on being developed even when the Berlin Wall fell and helped to maintain stability during the momentous changes that were taking place in. Confidence-building measure, in international relations, an action that reflects goodwill toward or a willingness to exchange information with an purpose of such measures is to decrease misunderstanding, tension, fear, anxiety, and conflict between two or more parties by emphasizing trust and limiting conflict escalation as a form of preventive diplomacy. confidence-building measures could significantly contribute to preparing for further pro-gress in disarmament.” Confidence-building measures have hitherto acquired prominence mainly through their incorporation in the Helsinki Final Act of 1 August , which concluded the First Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe. The Confidence and Security Building Measures This book reflects the author's experience across more than forty years in assessing and helping to shape policy about nuclear weapons, mostly at.

  Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) are broadly defined as measures that address, prevent, or resolve uncertainties among states. Designed to prevent wanted and especially unwanted escalations of hostilities and build mutual trust, CBMs can be formal or informal, unilateral, bilateral, or multilateral, military or political, and can be state-to-state or non-governmental. The development of Confidence and Security-Building Measures has accompanied the CSCE process from the very beginning. The first confidence building measures were introduced by the Helsinki Final Act. They were designed "to contribute to reducing the dangers of armed conflict and of misunderstanding or miscalculation of military activities. Document of the Stockholm Conference on Confidence and Security Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe Convened in Accordance with the Relevant Provisions of the Concluding Document of the Madrid Meeting of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, signed at Stockholm Sept. 19, ,, 26 I.L.M. ().   Although associated, these are separate categories.2 A similar association is made with Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBMs), which are instruments that ‘contribute to reducing the dangers of armed conflict and of misunderstanding and miscalculation of military activities.’3.