UK Arms Control in the 1990s

Author: Mark Hoffman
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719031861
Category: Arms control
Page: 221
View: 1687
Distributed by St. Martin's Press. The volume's central argument is that UK policy in all areas of arms control is governed by Britain's desire to preserve its status as a nuclear weapons state. The analyses imply that it will become increasingly difficult for Britain to maintain and defend such attitudes and policies in this decade. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Britain and Ballistic Missile Defence, 1942-2002

Author: Jeremy Stocker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135765812
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
View: 2784
Britain was the first country to come under sustained ballistic missile attack, during 1944-45. Defence against ballistic missiles has been a persistent, if highly variable, subject of political policy and technical investigation ever since. The British Second World War experience of trying to counter the V-2 attacks contained many elements of subsequent responses to ballistic missile threats. After the war, a reasonably accurate picture of Soviet missile capabilities was not achieved until the early 1960s, by which time the problem of early warning had largely been solved. From the mid-1960s on, British attention shifted away from the development of the country's own defences towards the wider consequences of US and Soviet deployments. After the end of the Cold War there was renewed interest in a limited active-defence capability against Third World missile threats. This well-researched book is primarily aimed at students of post-war British foreign and defence policies, but will also be of interest to informed general readers.

The Problem of Cyprus

Author: Charles McGregor,Ivo H. Daalder,Robert McDonald
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780080376615
Category: China
Page: 94
View: 7560

French Strategic Options in the 1990s

Author: Diego A. Ruiz Palmer
Publisher: N.A
Category: Deterrence (Strategy)
Page: 83
View: 2767

British Strategic Priorities in the 1990s

Author: Philip A. G. Sabin
Publisher: Macmillan General Reference
Category: Deterrence (Strategy)
Page: 70
View: 5882

Confronting the 1990s

Security in the Developing Countries
Author: Yazåid òSåayigh
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Category: Developing Countries
Page: 76
View: 6654

The Future of European Defence

Proceedings of the second international Round Table Conference of the Netherlands Atlantic Commission on May 24 and 25, 1985
Author: Frans Bletz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401733317
Category: Philosophy
Page: 130
View: 3573
In May 1985 the Netherlands Atlantic Commission organized its Second International Round Table Conference in the Ridderzaal at the Binnenhof in The Hague. The Conference was attended by 52 direct participants from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, the Federal Republic of Germany and The Netherlands. Amongst these were prominent representatives of politics, science, media and peace groups. Under the chairmanship ofMr. Piet Dankert, former President of the European Parliament and former Vice Chairman of the Netherlands Atlantic Commission, and in the presence of 200 observers, the participants discussed the most topical themes of the European security debate. The themes of discussion were each introduced by an outstanding member of the international political scene. The verbatim texts and subsequent discussions have been edited and printed according to the order of the Conference. The editors have furthermore added for the sake of completeness a discourse by Ambassador Maynard Glitman, US negotiator in Geneva on Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces, on the principles and prospects of the US negotiating position. This discourse was held during the annual Study Conference of the Netherlands Atlantic Commission at October 11th, 1985. The Atlantic Commission wishes to express its gratitude to the Algemene Loterij Nederland and the European Cultural Foundation for providing funds for its second international Round Table Conference.

Alternative Conventional Defense Postures in the European Theater: The impact of political change on strategy, technology, and arms control

Author: Hans Günter Brauch,Robert Kennedy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780844816005
Category: History
Page: 279
View: 4801

The European Union: A Very Short Introduction

Author: John Pinder,Simon Usherwood
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191503940
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
View: 5063
Since the second edition of this popular Very Short Introduction published in 2007, the world has faced huge economic and political change. Showing how and why the EU has developed from 1950 to the present day, John Pinder and Simon Usherwood cover a range of topics, including the Union's early history, the workings of its institutions and what they do, the interplay between 'eurosceptics' and federalists, and the role of the Union beyond Europe in international affairs and as a peace-keeper. In this fully updated third edition, Pinder and Usherwood incorporate new material on the Lisbon treaty, the EU fiscal crisis, the state of the single Euro currency in its wake, and conclude by considering the future of the Union and the choices and challenges that may lie ahead. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Armed Forces and International Security

Global Trends and Issues
Author: Jean M. Callaghan,Franz Kernic
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825872274
Category: Political Science
Page: 377
View: 712
Designed as a textbook and interdisciplinary reference for the social sciences, this volume examines key issues in the current global security agenda and relationships between armed forces and society around the world. The book's concise chapters - on a broad range of themes related to national and international security, military sociology, and civil-military relations - were written by experts from 18 countries. This volume also has a groundbreaking section, which - using country studies and regional overviews - discusses civil-military relations in as well as the most salient theoretical and practical features of current means of democratic control of the armed forces in the early 21st century.

Military and Society in 21st Century Europe

A Comparative Analysis
Author: Jürgen Kuhlmann,Jean Callaghan
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825844493
Category: Political Science
Page: 340
View: 7841
After the Cold War came to an end, European countries in both East and West faced the common question of how their military organizations and those of their neighbors would respond to shifts in international relations affecting their economies, their perception of globalized threats, and cross-national security management. It is undisputed, for example, that in well-developed democratic societies, the challenge to the legitimacy of the military in society, the decreasing subjective apprehension of threat, and growing opposition to systems of universal conscription have been linked to gains in wealth and living standards. This volume seeks, by empirically measuring social indicators, to assess the current state of civil-military relations in a number of countries in Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Russia) as well as the state of relations in several of their Western European counterparts (France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands). The country studies describe and analyze the differing positions of the military in their specific national settings.

The Technical Challenges and Opportunities of a United Europe

Author: Michael Stephen Steinberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780389209003
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 195
View: 793
This book examines the EC's movement towards a stable, unified European economy in 1992. Contents: Introduction; Section I: The European Community: Looking Towards 1992; Section II: The Impact of the 1992 Movement On Europe; The Economic and Political Meaning of Europe 1992; The Integration of Systems and Non-Systems: E.C. '92 and the German Transportation Carriers; The Emerging Social Dimensions of Europe 1992; Section III: The Technological Challenge; Forging the European Technology Community; Technology, Competitiveness and Cooperation in Europe; Defence Technology and European Security in the 1990s; Section IV: The Tripartite Relationship; European Management of Trilateral Interdependencies; The U.S. View of EC 1992; The Impact on Global Corporate Competition and Multinational Corporate Strategy; Signposts on the Road to Trade Policy Reform in Agriculture; Will Japan Seek Regionalism?; Section V: The E.C. and the Third World; 1992 and ACP Trade Prospects; Development Assistance Under Lome IV: Politics or Economics?.

European Armaments Collaboration

Author: Ron Matthews
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134574584
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 203
View: 9360
First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century

Europe, America and the Rise of the Rest
Author: Erwan Lagadec
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415683211
Category: History
Page: 318
View: 1629
This book offers an overview of the interface between European integration, transatlantic relations, and the 'rise of the rest' in the early 21st century. The collapse of the Soviet bloc opened up an era in which the drivers and perceived benefits of the US alliance among European countries have become more variegated and shifting. The proposition that the US remains at once an 'indispensable' and 'intolerable' nation in Europe is a key concept in the alliance, as the US remains inextricably tied to the continent through economic, military and cultural links. This work examines this complex subject area from many angles, including an analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of America's relations with Europe, as well as a discussion of the politics of transatlantic affairs which utilises evidence gleaned from a series of case-studies. In the concluding chapters, the author assesses the likelihood that the West can entrench its global dominance in the realms of "soft" and "hard" power, and by effecting a "controlled reform" that will see multilateral structures open up to emerging powers. This book will be of great interest to students of European Politics, EU integration, transatlantic relations, US foreign policy/diplomacy, International Security and IR in general.

International Relations 1914-1995

Author: Tony Rea,John Wright
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199171675
Category: History, Modern
Page: 216
View: 8811
This book provides the core content required by many of the new GCSE syllabuses. Strongly narrative in approach, there are also many visual and written sources to aid students' understanding of the topics covered. Key Stage 4.

European Defence Co-operation

America, Britain, and NATO
Author: Michael Clarke,Rod Hague
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719032295
Category: Europe
Page: 177
View: 4786

Anglo-American Strategic Relations and the French Problem, 1960-1963

A Troubled Partnership
Author: Constantine A. Pagedas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135265372
Category: History
Page: 328
View: 1127
Drawing on official records and private papers, this book offers insights into Anglo-American reactions to France's development of an independent nuclear capability; France's bid for the political leadership of Europe; Britain's first application to join the EEC; the controversial US multilateral force (MLF) proposal for NATO; Britain's numerous propositions to France for the development of an independent European nuclear force; the tense Anglo-American diplomatic quarrel that was the Skybolt crisis; and the creative diplomacy that produced the Nassau Agreement of December 1962.