Although for a long time naval arms control was the forgotten dimension of arms control, it has become increasingly prominent in recent years. However, it is usually studied from the perspective of Soviet-American relations. This book examines the subject from a European perspective. Whatrole might naval arms control play in the European context? What impact might naval arms control have on the interests and perceptions of European states? What opportunities for and obstacles to naval arms control exist in Europe? This collection of essays addresses these questions, describingthe naval interests and attitudes towards naval arms control of European coastal states, as well as the Soviet Union and the United States, in the Norwegian, Baltic, and Mediterranean seas.