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Arms Control

  • International Cooperation on WMD Nonproliferationby Jeffrey W. Knopf

    University of Georgia Press 2016; US$ 64.95

    International efforts to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD)—including nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons—rest upon foundations provided by global treaties such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Over time, however, states have created a number of other mechanisms... more...

  • The Industries of the Futureby Alec Ross

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what?s next for the world: the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years, and how we can navigate them. While Alec Ross was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, he traveled to forty-one countries, exploring the latest advances coming out of every... more...

  • Laviby John W Golan

    Potomac Books 2016; US$ 39.95

    The Lavi fighter program, the largest weapons-development effort ever undertaken by the State of Israel, envisioned a new generation of high-performance aircraft. In a controversial strategy, Israel Aircraft Industries intended to develop and manufacture the fighters in Israel with American financial support. The sophisticated planes, developed in... more...

  • U.S. Nuclear Diplomacy with Iranby Kumuda Simpson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    U.S. Nuclear Diplomacy with Iran explores the divergence between the alarmist rhetoric of the Bush Administration?s public diplomacy and its actual non-proliferation policy toward Iran. It shows how the two policy directions, the war on terror and negotiations over the nuclear issue, were often at odds. Further, the Administration?s desire to change... more...

  • The Drone Debateby Avery Plaw; Matthew S. Fricker; Carlos Colon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99

    The Drone Debate offers a thorough investigation of the where, why, how, and when of the U. S.'s use of UAVs. Beginning with a historical overview of the use of drones in warfare, it then addresses whether targeted killing operations are strategically wise, whether they are permissible under international law, and the related ethical issues. It... more...

  • Getting to 67by Patrick Homan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    All four post-Cold War presidents have attempted to negotiate and ratify at least one major arms control agreement. However, their experiences with arms control treaty ratification have differed greatly from those of their Cold War predecessors. The main theme of this book is that domestic politics have significantly impacted attempts to ratify arms... more...

  • Global Nuclear Disarmamentby Nik Hynek; Michal Smetana

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the issue of nuclear disarmament in different strategic, political, and regional contexts. This volume seeks to provide a rich theoretical and practical insight to one of the major topics in the field of international security: global abolishment of nuclear weapons. Renewed calls for a nuclear weapons-free world have sparked a... more...

  • My Journey at the Nuclear Brinkby William Perry

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    My Journey at the Nuclear Brink is a continuation of William J. Perry's efforts to keep the world safe from a nuclear catastrophe. It tells the story of his coming of age in the nuclear era, his role in trying to shape and contain it, and how his thinking has changed about the threat these weapons pose. In a remarkable career, Perry has dealt firsthand... more...

  • Sinaiby Mohannad Sabry

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 23.99

    Enclosed by the Suez Canal and bordering Gaza and Israel, Egypt?s rugged Sinai Peninsula has been the cornerstone of the Egyptian?Israeli peace accords, yet its internal politics and security have remained largely under media blackout. While the international press descended on the capital Cairo in January 2011, Sinai?s armed rebellion was ignored.... more...

  • Disarming Conflictby Ernie Regehr

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    In the past quarter century our world has hosted ninety-nine wars, twenty-nine of these are ongoing. The bill for maintaining huge stores of weapons and some 70 million people in uniform currently stands at $1.7 trillion a year. Of these wars, over 85 percent are not settled on the battlefield; they are fought to desperately hurting stalemates, eventually... more...