Case #927.0

INF: The Second Zero

Publication Date: January 01, 1989
Current Stock:

Educator Access

A review copy of this case is available free of charge to educators and trainers. Please create an account or sign in to gain access to this material.

Permission to Reprint

Each purchase of this product entitles the buyer to one digital file and use. If you intend to distribute, teach, or share this item, you must purchase permission for each individual who will be given access. Learn more about purchasing permission to reprint.

The 1987 intermediate nuclear forces treaty can be called the first true disarmament treaty of the nuclear age for having eliminated both short- and intermediate-range nuclear weapons from western Europe. This case examines the potential risks and benefits for the NATO alliance when Soviet leader Gorbachev makes clear he is serious about a "second zero," the elimination of shorter-range nuclear weapons. The case follows both the course of the negotiations and explores the strains on an alliance which emerge in negotiations with the highest stakes.

Other Details

Case Author:
Linda Head
Faculty Lead:
Robert Murray
Pages (incl. exhibits):
Funding Source:
Office of the Secretary of Defense