The New Logic of Peace in U.S.-Russian Relations
USIP Press Books
March 1998
272 pp., 6" x 9"
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Can Russia and the United States really move beyond their bitter Cold War rivalry to a genuinely cooperative relationship?

Yes, argues distinguished diplomat James Goodby, but only if the United States, together with its European allies, promotes a new "logic of peace" to which NATO enlargement could contribute. During the nuclear standoff, a network of norms, rules, and structures kept the peace between the superpowers in Europe. Today, a new logic must be established, one that builds on mutual concerns to combat nuclear terrorism, reduce nuclear weaponry, and avoid the kind of bloodshed seen in the former Yugoslavia.

Drawing on the lessons of the Cold War and its immediate aftermath, Goodby analyzes the prospects for achieving a secure and democratic Euroatlantic community. He challenges policymakers and public alike to embrace a new vision of U.S.-Russian cooperation.

James Goodby has been the State Department's chief negotiator for agreements with Belarus, Kazakstan, Russia, and Ukraine; vice chairman of the U.S. delegation to the START talks; and ambassador to Finland. Winner of a Heinz Award, Goodby has taught at Georgetown and Carnegie Mellon universities. He was a distinguished fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and a Payne distinguished lecturer at Stanford University's Institute for International Studies.

Alexander L. George was professor emeritus at Stanford University in 1993. He is the author or editor of fourteen books.


  • Introduction
  • Inventing Rules of Behavior for the Nuclear Era
  • Challenging the Bipolar Order
  • Testing the Utility of Nuclear Restraints After th
  • Bringing Order out of Chaos
  • Principles, Leaders, and the Use of Force
  • Transforming Nuclear Deterrence
  • Devising an Interim Security Order in Europe
  • Achieving a Stable Peace in Europe

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