Your Freedom E-books


Download e-book for kindle: Arms Control [2 volumes]: History, Theory, and Policy by Robert E. Williams Jr.

By Robert E. Williams Jr.

Set opposed to a backdrop of terrorism, rogue states, non-conventional war, and deteriorating international relations, this encyclopedia deals a entire, multidisciplinary, updated reference at the fresh background and modern perform of palms keep watch over and nonproliferation.

• 30 illustrations and photos

• Sidebars together with short biographical profiles and quotations

• Charts and graphs

• fundamental records

• Timelines

• word list and checklist of acronyms

Show description

Read or Download Arms Control [2 volumes]: History, Theory, and Policy PDF

Similar security books

New PDF release: Security Log Management: Identifying Patterns in the Chaos

This e-book teaches IT execs the best way to learn, deal with, and automate their protection log documents to generate worthwhile, repeatable details that may be use to make their networks extra effective and safe utilizing basically open resource instruments. The publication starts off by means of discussing the "Top 10” safeguard logs that each IT specialist can be frequently interpreting.

Nagios 3 Enterprise Network Monitoring: Including Plug-Ins - download pdf or read online

The longer term for Nagios within the company is definitely shiny! Nagios three firm community tracking should help harness the whole energy of Nagios on your association. Nagios three comprises many major new positive factors and updates, and this ebook information all of them for you. as soon as up and working, you'll see how a few invaluable accessories and improvements for Nagios can expand the performance of Nagios all through your company.

Advances in Sensing with Security Applications: Proceedings by Alexander A. Nepomnyashchy (auth.), Alexander A. Golovin, PDF

Nano-science and nano-technology are swiftly constructing medical and technological parts that take care of actual, chemical and organic methods that ensue on nano-meter scale – one millionth of a millimeter. Self-organization and development formation play the most important function on nano-scales and promise new, potent routes to manage a number of nano-scales techniques.

Get Private investigation and homeland security PDF

The danger opposed to the native land maintains and the personal investigator performs a serious half during this attempt. This comprises in supplying felony, civil and history research, protecting carrier, safeguard consulting and digital sweeps. The textual content will supply an summary of the position of personal research in safety of the fatherland and convey how such ability can be used by way of company and executive during this attempt.

Additional resources for Arms Control [2 volumes]: History, Theory, and Policy

Example text

But a set of interrelated developments in the 19th century combined to make wars among great states potentially intolerable, so exhausting and damaging as to threaten the survival of the system and its chief members, so deadly as to be difficult to justify in terms of any reasonable political purpose. The litany of these developments is a familiar one: marked progress in the destructiveness of weapons (modem rifles, machine guns, more effective artillery and naval guns); growth in the management capacities of states permitting sustained operations by large armies (general staffs, new financial and industrial management resources); breakthroughs in transportation and communications useful for military purposes (railroads, the telegraph); and the spreading, deepening phenomenon of nationalism, which put vast human resources at the disposal of states.

The British and the Germans engaged in a naval arms race with deterrence objectives and worried about how to discourage surprise attacks while the great land powers built up their armies and all the major states entered into alliance networks to bolster their deterrence postures. The end of World War I provided an excellent occasion for arms control. The shocking dimensions to which the conflict had been pushed heightened states’ incentives to do something, and numerous arms control activities resulted.

It seems impossible to construct a catalog of all the potentially relevant variables and a theoretical analysis that systematically orders them in relative importance while specifying their interrelated impacts under various circumstances and conditions. Yet state behavior in arms control is not so completely driven by the environment as to allow us simply to dismiss domestic factors as unimportant and put aside the onerous task of sorting them out. Perhaps the most effective way to grapple with this quandary is to try to specify certain conditions that promote the chances for arms control of various sorts, pointing out that many different factors, singly and in combination, contribute to the existence or absence of those conditions.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.96 of 5 – based on 13 votes