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Arms Control: History, Theory, and Policy [2 volumes]

Arms Control: History, Theory, and Policy [2 volumes]

Author: Robert E. Williams Jr.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275998219

Category: Political Science

Page: 784

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Set against a backdrop of terrorism, rogue states, non-conventional warfare, and deteriorating diplomacy, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, up-to-date reference on the recent history and contemporary practice of arms control and nonproliferation. • 30 illustrations and photos • Sidebars including brief biographical profiles and quotations • Charts and graphs • Primary documents • Timelines • Glossary and list of acronyms

Arms Control

Arms Control

Author: Robert E. Williams

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275998202

Category: Political Science

Page: 784

View: 155

Set against a backdrop of terrorism, rogue states, non-conventional warfare, and deteriorating diplomacy, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, up-to-date reference on the recent history and contemporary practice of arms control and nonproliferation. * 30 illustrations and photos * Sidebars including brief biographical profiles and quotations * Charts and graphs * Primary documents * Timelines * Glossary and list of acronyms

Politics: The Key Concepts

Politics: The Key Concepts

Author: Lisa Harrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317572411

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

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Politics: The Key Concepts is an up-to-date and broad-ranging introduction to the terms that lie at the heart of political discourse. Entries are drawn from areas such as political theory, international politics, political science and methodology. As well as explaining core, established principles, this informative guide explores some of the more complex, topical and contested concepts from the world of politics. Concepts covered include: Capitalism Class Identity Institutionalism Referendum Marxism Pluralism Postmodernism Socialism Social Constructivism In an accessible A-Z format with helpful cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading, Politics: The Key Concepts is an invaluable reference for all students of politics, international relations and related courses.

The 2017 Nuclear Ban Treaty

The 2017 Nuclear Ban Treaty

Author: Joseph A. Camilleri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429685941

Category: History

Page: 284

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Rising concern over the increasing threat of nuclear war impelled the 2017 United Nations (UN) negotiations and adoption by 122 UN member states of a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Treaty seeks to ban nuclear weapons globally in the same way chemical and biological weapons have already been prohibited. This book provides the first in-depth comprehensive analysis of the implications and possibilities of the new treaty, drawing on the insights of international relations, international laws, and disarmament experts and specialists from Europe, America, the Asia-Pacific, and the UN. In a context where existing nuclear weapon states have so far declined to be party to the new treaty, the book examines not only its emergence and significance but also the prospects and possibilities for its implementation, the challenges associated with verifying the new agreement, the role of both civil society and governments, and the treaty’s wider implications in addressing regional and global nuclear threats. This book was originally published as a special issue of Global Change, Peace & Security but additionally includes the special section articles on the treaty in the Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament.

Tools and Weapons

Tools and Weapons

Author: Brad Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781984877727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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The New York Times bestseller, now updated with new material on cyber attacks, digital sovereignty, and tech in a pandemic. From Microsoft's president and one of the tech industry's broadest thinkers, a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitization of everything accelerates. “A colorful and insightful insiders’ view of how technology is both empowering and threatening us. From privacy to cyberattacks, this timely book is a useful guide for how to navigate the digital future.” —Walter Isaacson Microsoft president Brad Smith operates by a simple core belief: When your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help address the world you have helped create. In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne bring us a captivating narrative from the top of Microsoft, as the company flies in the face of a tech sector long obsessed with disruption as an end in itself, and in doing so navigates some of the thorniest issues of our time—from privacy to cyberwar to the challenges for democracy, far and near. As the tumultuous events of 2020 brought technology and Big Tech even further into the lives of almost all Americans, Smith and Browne updated the book throughout to reflect a changed world. With three new chapters on cybersecurity, technology and nation-states, and tech in the pandemic, Tools and Weapons is an invaluable resource from the cockpit of one of the world’s largest tech companies.

Arms Control

Arms Control

Author: Nancy W. Gallagher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136314315

Category: History

Page: 184

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Contents: Bridging the Gaps on Arms Control Nancy W. Gallagher. Arms Control in the Information Age Emily O. Goldman. A New Role for Transparency Ann M. Florini. Beyond Deterrence, Defence, and Arms Control Gloria Duffy. Nuclear Arms Control through Multilateral Negotiations Rebecca Johnson. The Impact of Govermental Context on Negotiation and Implementation: Constraints and Opportunities for Change Amy Sands. The Politics of Verification: Why How Much?' is Not Enough Nancy W. Gallagher.

Philosophers of War: The Evolution of History's Greatest Military Thinkers [2 Volumes]

Philosophers of War: The Evolution of History's Greatest Military Thinkers [2 Volumes]

Author: Daniel Coetzee

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313070334

Category: History

Page: 1049

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This user-friendly reference systematically covers the entire intellectual history of strategy and war, in all cultures and all times. Each culture has had its Machiavelli, its Sun Tzu; its own Mohammed-like or Napoleonic figure. This encyclopedia ranges across the world to provide entries on every significant military and strategic thinker in human history as well as a number of military cultures, covering Chinese, Western, Indian, Islamic, and other cultures. Each entry supplies a brief biography, a synopsis of the writer's theories, their success or failure, and their impact on other thinkers and military practitioners. The unique coverage allows readers to cross cultural barriers and gain access to sources in languages as diverse as Arabic and German, and to note key similarities and contrasts. The relative importance and contribution of each individual to intellectual progress is noted, as is the greater significance of specific schools of thought and debates. Presents entries with consistent organization and order of information, allowing readers to easily compare and discern key differences The only work of its kind, the work provides comprehensive coverage on all military thought, including theorists not available elsewhere or in English Ideal for students of military and strategic thought as well as academic researchers and casual readers alike

Security and Safety in the Era of Global Risks

Security and Safety in the Era of Global Risks

Author: Radomir Compel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000403190

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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The concept of risk in global life has not been fully understood and explored and this book attempts to examine what it entails in the fast changing, interconnected and complex world. As a foundational component of safety systems, risk has been considered relatively simple, predictable, and therefore, assessable and manageable phenomenon. Social and political sciences prefer the terminology of security to capture the dimension of risk which is more complex and more consequential to survival. Risk has become more human-made and intentional today, and this book explores innovative approaches and engages in theoretical and policy debates to capture its political and security dimensions.

The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 1, Origins

The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 1, Origins

Author: Melvyn P. Leffler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316025611

Category: History

Page:

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This volume examines the origins and early years of the Cold War. In the first comprehensive reexamination of the period, a team of leading scholars shows how the conflict evolved from the geopolitical, ideological, economic and sociopolitical environments of the two world wars and interwar period, and discusses how markets, ideas and cultural interactions affected political discourse, diplomacy and strategy after World War II. The chapters focus not only on the United States and the Soviet Union, but also on critical regions such as Europe, the Balkans and East Asia. The authors consider the most influential statesmen of the era and address issues that mattered to people around the globe: food, nutrition and resource allocation; ethnicity, race and religion; science and technology; national autonomy, self-determination and sovereignty. In so doing, they illuminate how people worldwide shaped the evolution of the increasingly bipolar conflict and, in turn, were ensnared by it.

A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race: Weapons, Strategy, and Politics [2 volumes]

A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race: Weapons, Strategy, and Politics [2 volumes]

Author: Richard Dean Burns

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440800955

Category: History

Page: 640

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Written by two preeminent authors in the field, this book provides an accessible global narrative of the nuclear arms race since 1945 that focuses on the roles of key scientists, military chiefs, and political leaders. • Makes the case that nuclear weaponry gradually assumed political stature and came to dominate high-level diplomatic activity • Describes inherent problems posed by various delivery systems of nuclear weaponry • Draws connections between military strategy and nuclear arms control efforts as well as anti-missile systems • Identifies and assesses post-Cold War issues in dealing with nuclear terrorism

The New Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: Volume 4, Challenges to American Primacy, 1945 to the Present

The New Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: Volume 4, Challenges to American Primacy, 1945 to the Present

Author: Warren I. Cohen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316175620

Category: History

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Since their first publication, the four volumes of the Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations have served as the definitive source for the topic, from the colonial period to the Cold War. The fourth volume of the updated edition explores the conditions in the international system at the end of World War II, the American determination to provide leadership, and the security dilemma each superpower posed for the other. This revised and expanded edition incorporates recent scholarship and revelations, carrying the narrative through the years following the end of the Cold War into the administration of Barack Obama. The character of the American political system is explored, including the separation of political powers and the role of interest groups that prompted American leaders to exaggerate dangers abroad to enhance their domestic power. This new edition examines the conditions in the international system from the end of World War II to the present, focusing on the American determination to provide world leadership.