Professor James Cameron talks about his new book, The Double Game

Professor James Cameron was recently interviewed by Carolina Andreosi, intern at the Center for International Relations, on his new book The Double Game: The Demise of America's First Missile Defense System and the Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation.

The book analyzes the transition from the nuclear superiority of the United States over the Soviet Union, which marked the early 1960s, to nuclear parity under the doctrine of mutually assured destruction, beginning in 1972. In "The Double Game", published by Oxford University Press, Cameron discusses how the individual beliefs of Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, hidden behind a facade of strategic language, were quite different from the ways each one dealt with the complex issues of the nuclear age.

In the full interview available below, Cameron reflected on the use of transcripts and tapes of conversations between Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon and their advisers for the book's argument, as well as the importance of this work for the understanding of the current American nuclear strategy.

More information about the book can be found on the publisher's website.

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