The Woman inside the Negotiations: Alva Myrdal's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 1961–1982

@inproceedings{Herman1998TheWI,
  title={The Woman inside the Negotiations: Alva Myrdal's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 1961–1982},
  author={Sondra R. Herman},
  year={1998}
}
Alva Myrdal, Sweden's chief negotiator at the United Nations Eighteen Nation Disarmament Commission, devoted the last twenty years of her life (up to 1982) to nuclear disarmament. With a powerful antinuclear women's movement behind her, Myrdal offered proposals such as nuclear-free zones, a no-first-strike pledge by the nuclear powers, and a comprehensive nuclear test ban monitored by seismic stations and satellites. She asserted that the escalating arms race was irrational as well as dangerous… CONTINUE READING