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Arms and Influence

Arms and Influence

  • Author: Thomas C. Schelling,Harvard University. Center for International Affairs
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300002218
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 293
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The author concentrates in this book n the way in which military capabilities real or imagined are used, skillfully of clumsily, as bargaining power. He sees the steps taken by the U.S. during the Berlin and Cuban crises as not merely preparations for engagement, but as signals to and enemy, with reports from the adversary's own military intelligence as our most important diplomatic communications.

Arms and Influence

Arms and Influence

  • Author: Thomas C. Schelling
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300186703
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 303
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Traditionally, Americans have viewed war as an alternative to diplomacy, and military strategy as the science of victory. Today, however, in our world of nuclear weapons, military power is not so much exercised as threatened. It is, Mr. Schelling says, bargaining power, and the exploitation of this power, for good or evil, to preserve peace or to threaten war, is diplomacy--the diplomacy of violence. The author concentrates in this book on the way in which military capabilities--real or imagined--are used, skillfully or clumsily, as bargaining power. He sees the steps taken by the U.S. during the Berlin and Cuban crises as not merely preparations for engagement, but as signals to an enemy, with reports from the adversary's own military intelligence as our most important diplomatic communications. Even the bombing of North Vietnam, Mr. Schelling points out, is as much coercive as tactical, aimed at decisions as much as bridges. He carries forward the analysis so brilliantly begun in his earlier "The Strategy of Conflict" (1960) and "Strategy and Arms Control" (with Morton Halperin, 1961), and makes a significant contribution to the growing literature on modern war and diplomacy. Stimson Lectures.Mr. Schelling is professor of economics at Harvard and acting director of Harvard's Center for International Affairs. "An exemplary text on the interplay of national purpose and military force."--"Book Week." "A grim but carefully reasoned and coldly analytical book. . . . One of the most frightening previews which this reviewer has ever seen of the roads that lie just ahead in warfare."--"Los Angeles Times. ""A brilliant and hardheaded book. It will frighten those who prefer not to dwell on the unthinkable and infuriate those who have taken refuge in the stereotypes and moral attitudinizing."--"New York Times Book Review."

ARMS AND INFLUENCE

ARMS AND INFLUENCE

  • Author: THOMAS C. SCHELLING
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Arms and Influence

Arms and Influence

U.S. Technology Innovations and the Evolution of International Security Norms

  • Author: Jeffrey Lantis
  • Publisher: Stanford Security Studies
  • ISBN: 9780804799775
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 278
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Arms and Influence explores the complex relationship between technology, policymaking, and international norms. Modern technological innovations such as the atomic bomb, armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and advanced reconnaissance satellites have fostered debates about the boundaries of international norms and legitimate standards of behavior. These advances allow governments new opportunities for action around the world and have, in turn, prompted a broader effort to redefine international standards in areas such as self-defense, sovereignty, and preemptive strikes. In this book, Jeffrey S. Lantis develops a new theory of norm change and identifies its stages, including redefinition (involving domestic political deliberations) and constructive norm substitution (in multilateral institutions). He deftly takes some of the most controversial new developments in military technologies and embeds them in international relations theory. The case evidence he presents suggests that periods of change are underway across numerous different issue areas.

Indian Power Projection

Indian Power Projection

Ambition, Arms and Influence

  • Author: Shashank Joshi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351712780
  • Category: History
  • Page: 156
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India is growing into one of Asia’s most important military powers. Its defence budget has more than doubled in the past decade, and it imports more arms than anyone else in the world. But India is still seen as a land power focused on long, disputed and militarised borders with Pakistan and China rather than the global military force it was in the first half of the twentieth century under British rule. Is this changing? India is acquiring increasing numbers of key platforms – aircraft carriers, amphibious ships, refuelling tankers and transport aircraft – that are extending its reach to the Indian Ocean littoral and beyond. But most accounts of this build-up have been impressionistic and partial. Indian Power Projection assesses the strength, reach and purposes of India's maturing capabilities. It offers a systematic assessment of India’s ability to conduct long-range airstrikes from land and sea, transport and convey airborne and amphibious forces, and develop the institutional and material enablers that turn platforms into capabilities. It draws extensively on the lessons of modern expeditionary operations, and considers how India’s growing interests might shape where and how it uses these evolving capabilities in the future. This study finds that Indian power projection is in a nascent stage: limited in number, primarily of use against much-weaker adversaries, and deficient in some key supporting capabilities. India’s defence posture will continue to be shaped by local threats, rather than distant interests. Indian leaders remain uncomfortable with talk of military intervention and expeditionary warfare, associating these with colonial and superpower excess. But as the country’s power, interests and capabilities all grow, it is likely that India will once more find itself using military force beyond its land borders.

Thomas Schelling and the Nuclear Age

Thomas Schelling and the Nuclear Age

Strategy as Social Science

  • Author: Robert Ayson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135770166
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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An illuminating insight into the work of Thomas Schelling, one of the most influential strategic thinkers of the nuclear age. By the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the United States' early forays into Vietnam, he had become one of the most distinctive voices in Western strategy. This book shows how Schelling's thinking is much more than a reaction to the tensions of the Cold War. In a demonstration that ideas can be just as significant as superpower politics, Robert Ayson traces the way this Harvard University professor built a unique intellectual framework using a mix of social-scientific reasoning, from economics to social theory and psychology. As such, this volume offers a rare glimpse into the intellectual history which underpins classical thinking on nuclear strategy and arms control - thinking which still has an enormous influence in the early twenty-first century.

Helden

Helden

  • Author: George Bernard Shaw
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 373098473X
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 99
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Helden von Gerge Bernhard Shaw demontiert in höchst vergnüglicher Weise die (Pseudo-) Helden des Krieges. - Am Ende gewinnt der ehrliche, gar nicht heldenhafte Schweizer die schöne Raina: Petkoff [der Vater Rainas]: "Sind Sie am Ende gar der Kaiser der Schweiz?" Bluntschli: "Mein Rang ist der höchste, den man in der Schweiz anerkennt: ich bin ein freier Bürger." Verschiedene Filme, eine Operette von Oscar Straus und das Musical Helden, Helden von Udo Jürgens basieren auf diesem Buch. Im Film "Helden von Franz Peter Wirth spielen mit: O. W. Fischer, Liselotte Pulver, Ellen Schwiers, Jan Hendriks, Ljuba Welitsch, Kurt Kasznar, Manfred Inger, Horst Tappert, Hans Clarin

The Reducing of Scotland by Arms. And Annexing it to England, as a Province, Considered

The Reducing of Scotland by Arms. And Annexing it to England, as a Province, Considered

With an Historical Account of the Grievances the Scots Complain They Have Suffer'd ... Since the Union ...

  • Author: George Ridpath
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 74
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Mikroökonomische Theorie

Mikroökonomische Theorie

Historisch fundierte Einführung

  • Author: Winfried Reiß
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3486845942
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 620
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Die Relevanz der Mikroökonomischen Theorie kann am besten dadurch gezeigt werden, dass man zu den ursprünglichen Problemen zurückgeht und die Lösungsansätze aus der Zeit heraus von den Originalautoren darstellen lässt. Die heutige Gesellschaft und auch die heutige Gesellschaftstheorie ist nur aus ihrer Entstehung zu verstehen. Die einzelnen Kapitel enthalten in unterschiedlicher Reihenfolge grundsätzlich folgende fünf Bereiche: 1. Lernziele. 2. Originaltext(e). 3. Darstellung des geistesgeschichtlichen und wirtschaftlichen Hintergrunds. 4. Wirtschaftstheoretische Darstellung. 5. Fragen und Aufgaben.

Pre-Suasion

Pre-Suasion

Wie Sie bereits vor der Verhandlung gewinnen

  • Author: Robert Cialdini
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 3593435926
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 343
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So bekommen Sie, was Sie wollen! Immer wieder kommen Sie in Situationen, in denen Sie andere in ihrem Verhalten beeinflussen wollen. Ihr Kunde soll den Kaufvertrag unterschreiben oder Ihr Kind soll Vokabeln lernen. Egal wie: Die anderen sollen sich von uns überzeugen lassen und endlich Ja sagen. Doch wie bringen wir sie dazu? Der Sozialpsychologe und Meister der Beeinflussung Robert Cialdini hat es herausgefunden: Die überzeugendsten Verhandler gewinnen den Deal, schon bevor es zum eigentlichen Gespräch kommt. Wie sie das machen und wie auch Ihnen das gelingt, zeigt dieses augenöffnende Buch.

Arms and Warfare

Arms and Warfare

Escalation, De-escalation, and Negotiation

  • Author: Michael Brzoska,Frederic S. Pearson
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9780872499829
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 316
  • View: 7654
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The impact of third-party weapons shipments to conflicts like the current one in Bosnia.

The Strategy of Conflict

The Strategy of Conflict

  • Author: Thomas C. Schelling
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674840317
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 309
  • View: 1161
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Analyzes the nature of international disagreements and conflict resolution in terms of game theory and non-zero-sum games.

Small Arms Survey 2003

Small Arms Survey 2003

Development Denied

  • Author: Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199251759
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 329
  • View: 9114
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The Small Arms Survey is now recognized as the principal international source of impartial and reliable information on all aspects of small arms. Its blend of information and analysis makes it an indispensable resource for policy-makers, officials and non-governmental organizations.

Arms Transfer Limitations and Third World Security

Arms Transfer Limitations and Third World Security

  • Author: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • Publisher: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • ISBN: 9780198291244
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 260
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Is the arms trade totally uncontrolled? What are the main obstacles to limitations on arms transfers? What can be learned from past attempts at arms transfer control? This book, which completes SIPRI's trilogy on the facts and implications of Third World build-up of major conventionalweapons, assesses past efforts, current proposals and future possibilities to limit the transfer of weapons and military technology to Third World countries. It is a companion to the two SIPRI volumes, Arms Production in the Third World (1986) and Arms Transfers to the Third World 1971-85 (OUP, 1987)

The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates".

  • Author: William Cobbett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: N.A
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Implementing the United Nations Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons

Implementing the United Nations Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons

Analysis of the National Reports Submitted by States from 2002 to 2008

  • Author: Silvia Cattaneo,Sarah Parker,United Nations,United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications UNIDIR
  • ISBN: 9789290451914
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 165
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This report analyses national implementation of the Program of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA). It highlights national policies and practices, identifies gaps or inadequacies, and presents recommendations both of a substantive nature and on the reporting mechanism as a whole. The authors focus on international cooperation and assistance, illicit brokering, stockpile management and surplus disposal, and marking and tracing.

The Royal Navy and the Capital Ship in the Interwar Period

The Royal Navy and the Capital Ship in the Interwar Period

An Operational Perspective

  • Author: Joseph Moretz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113634036X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 324
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Joseph Moretz's innovative work focuses on what battleships actually did in the inter-war years and what its designed war role in fact was. In doing so, the book tells us much about British naval policy and planning of the time. Drawing heavily on official Admiralty records and private papers of leading officers, the author examines the navy's operational experience and the evolution of its tactical doctrine during the interwar period. He argues that operational experience, combined with assumptions about the nature of a future naval war, were more important in keeping the battleship afloat than conservatism in Navy.

Small Arms and Security

Small Arms and Security

New Emerging International Norms

  • Author: Denise Garcia
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135986800
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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This book examines the emergence of new international norms to govern the spread of small arms, and the extent to which these norms have been established in the policies and practices of states, regions and international organizations. It also attempts to establish criteria for assessing norm emergence, and to assess the process of norm development by comparing what actually happens at the multilateral level. If norm-making on small arms and related multilateral negotiations have mostly dealt with ‘illicit arms’, and most of the norms examined here fall on the arms supplier side of the arms equation, the author argues that the creation of international norms and the setting of widely agreed standards amongst states on all aspects of the demand for, availability, and spread of both legal and illegal small arms and light weapons must become central to the multilateral coordination of policy responses in order to tackle the growing violence associated with small arms availability. Small Arms and Security will be of interest to researchers and professionals in the fields of peace and conflict studies, global governance, international security and disarmament.

Game Character Development with Maya

Game Character Development with Maya

  • Author: Antony Ward
  • Publisher: New Riders
  • ISBN: 0134213807
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 832
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If you thought Angelina Jolie was responsible for Lara Croft's curves, think again! Long before the Hollywood actress brought the Tomb Raider heroine to life, Alias' 3D modeling software Maya was used to create the lovely Lara; Ms. Jolie simply filled in her curves! When you're ready to start creating equally compelling characters of your own, you need this comprehensive volume! In these pages, gaming-industry veteran Antony Ward uses a combination of informative narrative, hands-on tutorials, and a slew of illustrations and screen shots to show you how to use Maya to address the most complex element of game creation-developing great characters! As you follow along, Antony uses the development of two diverse characters-a female figure and a fantastical character with outrageous proportions, wings, and a demon-like face-to demonstrate the techniques involved in modeling detailing, optimizing, texturing, rigging, binding, and animating characters with Maya. The companion CD includes lesson files, scripts, an automatic rigging tool, demo software, and more!