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The Strategic Arms Limitation Talks between the USA and the USSR have been a matter of continuous and active interest to SIPRI. The SIPRI Yearbook 1972 discussed the subject at length, but at the time the SALT agreements were signed in Moscow, the Yearbook was already in print. The opinions expressed in the Yearbook remain valid, but it seems useful to supplement them with a detailed analysis of the recent agreements, and to examine the future of the strategic arms race and possible measures to control it.
These purposes will be served in a two-part publication. Part I provides an analysis of the Moscow agreements and discusses their impact on the nuclear arms race. Part II discusses the implications of the SALT agreements for the future of the strategic arms race.
II. Main obligations under the agreements
III. Quantitative restrictions
IV. Qualitative restrictions
VI. Summary and conclusions
Appendix 1. Treaty between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the limitation of anti-ballistic missile systems
Appendix 2. Interim Agreement between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on certain measures with respect to the limitation of strategic offensive arms
Appendix 3. Protocol to the Interim Agreement between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on certain measures with respect to the limitation of strategic offensive arms