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Outer Space - A New Dimension of the Arms Race

Outer Space - A New Dimension of the Arms Race

1st Edition

Edited By Bhupendra Jasani
June 15, 2022

This book, first published in 1982, analyses the prospects of the Cold War superpowers arms race spilling into outer space. A SIPRI-organized symposium in 1981 discussed the consequences of the militarization of outer space, as well as further arms control and disarmament measures. This book ...

Outer Space - Battlefield of the Future?

Outer Space - Battlefield of the Future?

1st Edition

By Sipri
June 15, 2022

This book, first published in 1978, examines the military use of space – around 60 per cent of US and Soviet satellites were military ones. The satellites were for military communications, weather prediction, navigation, photographic and electronic reconnaissance, targeting, early warning, and ...

Peaceful and Non-Peaceful Uses of Space Problems of Definition for the Prevention of an Arms Race

Peaceful and Non-Peaceful Uses of Space: Problems of Definition for the Prevention of an Arms Race

1st Edition

By Unidir United Nations Institute For Disarmament Research, Bhupendra Jasani
June 15, 2022

This book, first published in 1991, is the cumulative result of a long period of research by qualified experts in an attempt to analyse the legal and scientific problems of arriving at definitions in the task of preventing an arms race in outer space. Problems of definition confront the negotiator ...

Problems and Perspectives of Conventional Disarmament in Europe

Problems and Perspectives of Conventional Disarmament in Europe

1st Edition

By United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research UNIDIR
June 15, 2022

This book, first published in 1989, explores the ideas, proposals and counterproposals surrounding the thorny issue of Cold War conventional force disarmament in Europe. European nations acknowledged the need to reduce military tensions, but divergences remained as to the concrete ways and means ...

Red Army and Society A Sociology of the Soviet Military

Red Army and Society: A Sociology of the Soviet Military

1st Edition

By Ellen Jones
June 15, 2022

This book, first published in 1985, is the first full-length study of the Soviet Armed Forces as a social institution. Using military manpower as a substantive focus, it identifies those characteristics that the Soviet military shared with counterparts in non-communist systems and those that were ...

Seapower in the Nuclear Age The United States Navy and NATO 1949-80

Seapower in the Nuclear Age: The United States Navy and NATO 1949-80

1st Edition

By Joel J. Sokolsky
June 15, 2022

This book, first published in 1991, provides a major analysis of the prelude to the US’s Cold War maritime strategy, showing how NATO’s maritime forces were organised in the period. It examines how the United States Navy and allied navies, particularly the Royal Navy, were incorporated into the ...

Securing Europe's Future A Research Volume from the Center of Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

Securing Europe's Future: A Research Volume from the Center of Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen J. Flanagan, Fen Osler Hampson
June 15, 2022

This book, first published in 1986, analyses a number of emerging, enduring and neglected issues that affected European security and the stability of the Atlantic Alliance at the end of the Cold War. It provides a comprehensive review of the major political, social and economic issues that shaped ...

Security and Intelligence in a Changing World New Perspectives for the 1990s

Security and Intelligence in a Changing World: New Perspectives for the 1990s

1st Edition

Edited By A. Stuart Farson, David Stafford, Wesley K. Wark
June 15, 2022

This book, first published in 1991, examines the changes to security and intelligence agencies envisioned in the uncertain world at the end of the Cold War. While the central focus is on the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, its history, function and future, there are also comparative studies...

Semialignment and Western Security

Semialignment and Western Security

1st Edition

Edited By Nils Ørvik
June 15, 2022

This book, first published in 1986, is a major study of semialignment and a review of the individual nations within NATO to which the model could be applied. Towards the end of the Cold War, there arose within NATO this intermediate category between alignment and nonalignment, whereby a member ...

Soldiers, Peasants, and Bureaucrats Civil-Military Relations in Communist and Modernizing Societies

Soldiers, Peasants, and Bureaucrats: Civil-Military Relations in Communist and Modernizing Societies

1st Edition

Edited By Roman Kolkowicz, Andrzej Korbonski
June 15, 2022

This book, first published in 1981, is a comprehensive examination of the main theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches to the study of the military in modernising political systems, in socialist and non-socialist countries. It analyses civil-military relations in the Middle East, ...

Soviet Decisionmaking for National Security

Soviet Decisionmaking for National Security

1st Edition

Edited By Jiri Valenta, William C. Potter
June 15, 2022

This book, first published in 1984, analyses the critically important Cold War issue of the Soviet national security decision-making process dealing with weapons acquisition, arms control and the application of military force. It conceptualises Soviet decision-making for national security from ...

Soviet Military Doctrine and Western Policy

Soviet Military Doctrine and Western Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Gregory Flynn
June 15, 2022

This book, first published in 1989, analyses Western and Soviet perceptions of each other’s military thoughts and doctrines, a key part of the Cold War, where both sides planned to both win a possible conflict, and to avoid one. The work demonstrates that both East and West made judgments about ...

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