This anthology is based on lectures that are part of the newly established Program on Global Peace and Security. It presents an overview of the possibilities for and limitations of providing political direction in a global system characterized by social, economic, and technological change.
1. Learning Peace 2. Transition to Peace and Justice: The Challenge of Transcendence Without Utopia 3. Japan and the Future Trajectory of the World-System: Lessons from History? 4. On the Rise of the Fourth World 5. The Transatlantic Community and West European Integration: The Dynamics of Change 6. The Soviet Union and World Order 7. Promoting Technology Trade: Strategies for Suppliers and Recipients 8. Nuclear Fission: Reaction to the Discovery in 1939 9. The SDI or Star Wars? An Owlish Perspective 10. Ballistic Missile Defense and NATO