CEPS/IISS European Security Forum

Meeting on 2 April 2001 on Missile Defence and European Security

Speakers' papers (final versions)

Selected readings/links on Missile Defence

Compiled by Ellen Peacock, Emma Sullivan and Sophie Delfolie at the IISS Library and Information Department

The US Perspective

A call to deploy by Steven J. Hadley, Washington Quarterly, Summer 2000

Defending America: A Plan for a Limited National Missile Defence by Jim Lindsay and Mike O'Hanlon

Missile Defense: Not such a bad idea by Michael Krepon, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, July/August 1999

Deploying NMD: Not Whether but How by Ivo Daalder, James M. Goldgeier and James M. Lindsay, Survival, Summer 2000

Bush, Missile Defence and the Atlantic Alliance by Philip Gordon, Survival, Spring 2001

The Administration's approach by Walter Slocombe Washington Quarterly, Summer 2000

Boost-Phase Intercept: A Better Alternative by Richard L. Garwin, Arms Control Today, September 2000

Report of the Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States (Executive Summary) ("The Rumsfeld Report"), 15 July 1998

Foreign Missile Developments and the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States Through 2015 by Bob Walpole, National Intelligence Council, September 1999

Assessing the Assessment: The 1999 National Intelligence Estimate of the Ballistic Missile Threat by Joseph Cirincione, The Nonproliferation Review, Spring 2000

US National Missile Defense Act of 1999

Budgetary and Technical Implications of the Administration's Plan for National Missile Defense, Congressional Budget Office, April 2000

Report of the National Missile Defense Independent Review Team (Executive Summary) (Third "Welch Report"), 13 June 2000

Ballistic-Missile Defence and Strategic Stability by Dean A. Wilkening, Adelphi Paper 334, May 2000 (file size: 530kB)

The Russian Perspective

ABM Treaty Revision: A Challenge to Russian Security by Alexander Pikayev

Joint Clinton-Putin Statement on Strategic Stability, 4 June 2000

Russia Can Be Our Ally on Missile Defense by Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay, The New York Times, 27 February 2001

The European perspective

NATO Can Manage Current Strains on Missile Shield by François Heisbourg, International Herald Tribune, 13 January 2001

National Missile Defence and the Future of Nuclear Policy by Burkard Schmitt and Julian Lindley-French (eds) (WEU-IIS Occasional Paper 18), September 2000

Brussels's Burden by François Heisbourg. Washington Quarterly, Summer 2000

US Ballistic Missile Defence: A French View by Thérèse Delpech

European Views of National Missile Defense by Stephen Cambone, Ivo Daalder, Stephen J. Hadley and Christopher J. Makins Policy Paper, The Atlantic Council of the United States, September 2000

Missile Defense: The View From the Other Side of the Atlantic by Camille Grand, Arms Control Today, September 2000

Die Fähigkeit zur Abwehr ballistischer Raketen: Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Technologie, Strategie und Politik by Klaus Becher, in: Stabilität und Kooperation: Aufgaben internationaler Ordnungspolitik (eds. Jens van Scherpenberg and Peter Schmidt, Baden-Baden 2000, pp. 7-28)

General Documents

The ABM Treaty (text)

ABM Treaty "Talking Points", 20 January 2000, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May/June 2000