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|Cyberwar, Netwar and the Revolution in Military Affairs
Edited by: Dr Eddie Halpin, Dr Philippa Trevorrow, Professor David Webb & Dr Steve Wright
The end of the Cold War ushered in a new phase of global security in which new threats and challenges emanate from non-conventional sources, and in which the weapons and means to prosecute war harness new technology. By the mid-1990s terms such as cyberwar and netwar were being used to explain a new way of thinking about war. The intervening years have seen the development of new defence policies, such as the US military Vision for 2020 and the Revolution in Military Affairs, whilst the threat of terrorism has become a painful and sad reality. The period has also seen the development and deployment of a range of new technologies for military operations ranging from new smart mechanisms to deliver weapons to surveillance and communications technologies that can change the very nature of warfare and security. This book attempts to consider this balance between the technologies and policies deployed to respond to terror and the need for human and civil rights.
|Getting to Zero
The Path to Nuclear Disarmament
Edited by: Catherine M. Kelleher and Judith Reppy
President Obama's steps toward nuclear disarmament have so far been "more expectable than revolutionary, but they do emphasize renewed American leadership," according to a new book co-edited by long-time ISODARCO participants Catherine McArdle Kelleher of Brown University and the University of Maryland, and Judith V. Reppy of Cornell University. Getting to Zero: The Path to Nuclear Disarmament (Stanford University Press, 2011) takes on the much-debated goal of nuclear zero - exploring the serious policy questions raised by nuclear disarmament and suggesting practical steps for the nuclear weapon states to take to achieve it. The book documents the successes and failures of six decades of attempts to control nuclear weapons proliferation and asks the urgent questions about what else world leaders, politicians, non-government organizations, and scholars must address if nuclear zero is to be a real policy goal.
|Published in hard and paperback versions and in e-book format, the collection emerged from a series of conversations and exchanges that took place under the Carnegie Corporation project "Dialogue among Americans, Russians, and Europeans" (DARE), which in turn influenced several ISODARCO programs led by Reppy and Kelleher. To cite only a few of the familiar ISODARCO lecturers included in Getting to Zero, there are articles by Alexei Arbatov, Nadia Arbatova, Marco DeAndreis, Matthew Evangelista, Venance Journe, and Jeffrey Lewis, as well as by Kelleher and Reppy themselves.|