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cover Security in Cyberspace Security in Cyberspace: Targeting Nations, Infrastructures, Individuals

Edited by: Giampiero Giacomello

Today, the Internet has become a source of information that no country or company can forgo. It is not only used to communicate or entertain, but most importantly to operate utilities and public services such as banking or air traffic. As the reliance on computer networks across societies and economies keeps growing, so do security risks in cyberspace - referred to as "cybersecurity."

Cybersecurity means protecting information and control systems from those who seek to compromise them. It also involves actors, both malicious or protective, policies and their societal consequences. This collection of essays provides a better understanding of the risks, perceptions, and myths that surround cybersecurity by looking at it from three different levels of analysis: the sovereign state, the infrastructure and stakeholders of the Internet, and the individual. The essays explore such issues as information ownership, censorship, cyberwars, cyberterrorism, privacy, and rebellion, bringing together expert knowledge from computer science and the social sciences with case studies. It reviews existing policies and practices and discusses the threats and benefits of living in an increasingly networked world. This authoritative analysis of one of the most controversial and compelling security debates of the twenty-first century will appeal to scholars and practitioners interested in security, international relations and policymaking.

cover Cyberwar, Netwar and the Revolution in Military Affairs 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.

Cover Getting to zero Catherine M. Kelleher and Judith Reppy 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.


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