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    Missile Defense

Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a nation's war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a "Star Wars" defense system, has technology changed considerably enough to make the latest Missile Defense initiatives more successful? Can such an application of science be successful? Is a militarized space inevitable, necessary or impossible?

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lchic - 08:57am Nov 1, 2003 EST (# 16105 of 16227)
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WAR NO MORE Eliminating Conflict in the Nuclear Age | Robert Hinde and Joseph Rotblat

10.99 / US$ PAPER |

2003/08 / 240pp / DEMY (215x135mm) | ISBN: 0745321917

Never before have so many people worried about the effects of military conflict. At a time when terrorism is creating new forms of warfare worldwide, this book provides a much-needed account of the real dangers we face, and argues that the elimination of war is an attainable and necessary goal. Written by Nobel-prizewinner and former nuclear physicist Joseph Rotblat, and peace advocate and scholar Robert Hinde, War No More provides unrivalled expert insight into the nature of modern warfare -- including 'weapons of mass destruction'.

Examining the key factors that are believed to contribute to conflict, they explain how best to approach a peaceful future.

If war is ever to be eliminated, Hinde and Rotblat argue that we must address key issues such as the gap between the rich and the poor; we must have tighter arms controls; and above all we must have better education.

The authors explain how the United Nations -- as well as non-governmental organizations, religious groups, and grassroots movements -- all have an important part to play. / Joseph Rotblat is a nuclear physicist who was involved in the creation of the first atom bomb. He left the project during the war, when it became clear that Nazi Germany was not building its own bomb, and since the end of the Second World War he has dedicated his life to campaigning against nuclear weapons. He founded the Pugwash conference. Robert Hinde has written many books on war and strategies for peace. He is a professor at Cambridge University.

Joseph Rotblat is a nuclear physicist who was involved in the creation of the first atom bomb. He left the project during the war, when it became clear that Germany was not building its own bomb. Since then he has dedicated his life to campaigning against nuclear weapons. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995 jointly with Pugwash conferences, the organization he helped to found. The Pugwash Conferences bring together, from around the world, influential scholars and public figures concerned with reducing the danger of armed conflict and seeking co-operative solutions for global problems. He is the author of 24 books.

Robert Hinde was an RAF pilot in WW2 and is now a professor at Cambridge University. He has written extensively on the causes of wars. He has lectured in Europe, the Americas and South Africa, has held the Hitchcock Professorship at the University of California, Berkeley, and is an honorary Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences.

Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction / Of War And Its Weapons / 1. The Diversity of Wars / 2. The Nuclear Peril / 3. Other Weapons Of Mass Destruction / 4. 'Conventional' Weapons - What Makes War More Likely? / 5. Causes of War and the Role of Weapons / 6. The Political System and its Leaders / 7. Culture and Tradition / 8. Resources: Territory and the Environment / 9. Economic Factors: Globalization and Poverty / 10. War and Human Nature What Should Be Done To Eliminate War? / 11. What Stops Countries from Going to War? / 12. Preventing War: Arms Control / 13. Preventing War: Promotion of International Well-Being and Peace Education / 14. Organizations Involved in Prevention, Intervention and Conflict Resolution / 15. Intervention and Conflict Resolution / 16. Epilogue: Ending Conflict in the Nuclear Age / Abbreviations and Acronyms / Further Reading / Index

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lchic - 09:04am Nov 1, 2003 EST (# 16106 of 16227)
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ethics war conflict (book list)


lchic - 10:19am Nov 1, 2003 EST (# 16107 of 16227)
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Disarmament Documentation is a compilation of recent official documents and statements on arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament.

http://www.acronym.org.uk/

lchic - 10:22am Nov 1, 2003 EST (# 16108 of 16227)
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