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  • The United Nations, Peace and Securityby Ramesh Thakur

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 40.00

    A unique insight into the changing role and structure of the United Nations. more...

  • The People vs. the Stateby Ramesh Thakur

    United Nations University Press 2011; US$ 20.00

    Professor Ramesh Thakur, former Senior Vice Rector of the United Nations University and UN Assistant Secretary-General, is sometimes described as one of the intellectual godfathers of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). Based in our common humanity, R2P is an acceptance of a duty of care by those living in safety towards those trapped in zones of... more...

  • Nuclear Weapons and International Securityby Ramesh Thakur

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    This volume brings together more than three decades of research and writings by Professor Ramesh Thakur on the challenges posed by nuclear weapons. Following an introduction to the current nuclear state of play, the book addresses the challenge of nuclear weapons in three parts. Part I describes the scholar-practitioner interface in trying to come... more...

  • The United Nations, Peace and Securityby Ramesh Thakur

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 24.00

    Explains the United Nations' key roles in underwriting international security, humanitarian protection and the international rule of law. more...

  • The South Pacificby Ramesh Thakur

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 95.29

    Political, security, economic and ecological issues in the South Pacific have acquired increasing regional and international prominence. In The South Pacific observers from within and outside the region describe and analyse the dynamics of the region, assessing the problems, issues and prospects of the area. more...

  • Past Imperfect, Future UNcertainby Ramesh Thakur

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 31.76

    The end of the Cold War and the forceful response to Iraq's aggression created expectations that the UN would change from a marginal into a centre player in world affairs. These hopes were seemingly dashed in Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia. Has the United Nations abdicated its moral duty as the custodian of our hopes for a better world? In this book, foreign... more...

  • Nuclear Weapons-Free Zonesby Ramesh Thakur

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 153.52

    Almost the entire southern hemisphere is now covered by nuclear-weapon-free zones. The ones in Latin America and the South Pacific were established during the Cold War, those in Southeast Asia and Africa after its ending. Zones have also been proposed, so far without success, for the Middle East, South Asia and Northeast Asia. In this book, analysts... more...

  • United Nations Peacekeeping Operationsby Ramesh Thakur; Albrecht Schnabel

    United Nations University Press 2002; US$ 29.95

    Explores the evolution of UN efforts at peace-keeping, particularly since the early 1990s. It combines academic analysis, field experience and reflection with proposals for more effective peace operations designed and deployed by the UN in partnership with regional, subregional and local actors. more...

  • South Asia in the Worldby Ramesh Thakur; Oddny Wiggen

    United Nations University Press 2004; US$ 43.00

    Presents issues of particular relevance to the region, and explores the potential for improvement both in domestic and international efforts at alleviating the problems of South Asia. more...

  • Broadening Asia's Security Discourse and Agendaby Ramesh Thakur; Edward Newman

    United Nations University Press 2004; US$ 43.00

    Going beyond military threats and state-centric analysis, this publication demonstrates the importance of a broad security agenda that incorporates political, economic, social and environmental dimensions. more...