SIPRI Yearbook 2005

Armaments, Disarmament, and International Security

Author: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199284016

Category: Political Science

Page: 853

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The 36th edition of the SIPRI Yearbook analyses developments in 2004 in o Security and conflicts o Military spending and armaments o Non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament The SIPRI Yearbook contains extensive annexes on the implementation of arms control and disarmament agreements and a chronology of events during the year in the area of security and arms control. Studies in this volume: Euro-Atlantic security Major armed conflicts Multilateral peace missions Governing the use of force under international auspices The greater Middle East Latin America and the Caribbean Environmental security Financing security in a global context Military expenditure Arms production International arms transfers Arms control and the non-proliferation process Nuclear arms control and non-proliferation Chemical and biological weapon developments and arms control Libya's renunciation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and longer-range missile programmes Conventional arms control International non-proliferation and disarmament assistance Multilateral export controls The Proliferation Security Initiative The annual accounts and analyses are extensively footnoted, providing a comprehensive bibliography in each subject area.
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The Security of Sea Lanes of Communication in the Indian Ocean Region

Author: Dennis Rumley,Sanjay Chaturvedi,Mat Taib Yasin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317399935

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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First published in 2007, this book focuses on the security of sea lanes of communication. It was a joint publication between the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) and the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) and is an important book for three particular reasons. First, it takes a step forward in identifying key policy themes that can be applied to interstate cooperation around the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Second, the particular theme discussed is not only central to the economic well-being of Indian Ocean countries, but also to many of the world’s most important trading states, and finally the various discussions within the book raise a host of issues to which regional as well as non-regional policy-makers should give serious consideration.
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U.S. Conflicts in the 21st Century: Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror [3 volumes]

Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440838798

Category: History

Page: 1228

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This three-volume reference work provides an up-to-date presentation and analysis of the U.S. wars of the 21st century, addressing their backgrounds, causes, courses, and consequences. It serves as an indispensable resource for students seeking to understand the role of the United States in the world today. • Provides up-to-date information on America's ongoing military conflicts and clear explanations of how these wars came about and the shifts in policy thereafter • Supplies comprehensive coverage detailing social, political, cultural, religious, ethnic, and military aspects of the 21st-century wars • Includes dozens of primary documents that are essential to understanding the events that have occurred, provide context to the text, and allow readers to examine the original sources of information directly • Identifies the key individuals and factors in strategic planning • Presents full information on the terror attacks visited on the United States and its key allies as well as the U.S. response to them
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Jane's Fighting Ships

Author: Stephen Saunders

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710626929

Category: History

Page: 967

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Jane's Fighting Ships is your essential reference to the changing capabilities of modern navies, their ships, aircraft and weapons systems in service and under construction. Colour photographs and line drawings can be found throughout to assist your recognition needs. Jane's Fighting Ships' authoritative inventories for 163 navies around the world also supports your threat assessment, and with comprehensive surveys of global construction and modernisation programmes you can be sure you won't miss any new market opportunities. Plus, with an annual review of naval events worldwide, flags and ensigns, ranks and insignia, senior appointments, personnel numbers and a new country overview, Jane's Fighting Ships provides you with a complete and indispensable naval resource. Key contents include: Construction and modernisation programmes; Displacement and dimensions; Main machinery; Speed and range; Weapons systems and sensors; Structure; Country overviews and United States Command and Control arrangements Jane's Navy International, Jane's Naval Weapon Systems, Jane's Underwater Warfare Systems and Jane's Underwater Technology are ideal complements to Jane's Fighting Ships.
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Navies of South-East Asia

A Comparative Study

Author: James Goldrick,Jack McCaffrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415809428

Category: History

Page: 302

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"... A comprehensive survey of the development and operations of the navies of South-East Asia since the end of the Second World War." -- from p. [1].
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Jane's Fighting Ships

Author: Frederick Thomas Jane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Navies

Page: N.A

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Jane's Merchant Ships 2005-2006

Author: David Greenman,Jane's Information Group

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710626981

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1000

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Jane's Merchant Ships is first and foremost a recognition guide for those either at sea or in occupations where there is a need to identify merchant shipping. Line drawings and photographs, plus the use of a revised version of the Talbot Booth recognition system based on ship type, sequence and hull form, will support your identification making this a core resource on the world's merchant vessels. A merchant shipping report, analysis of legislation implications and safety issues are also covered. Key contents include: Tankers and combination carriers; Liquefied gas carriers; Geared and gearless container ships; Refrigerated cargo ships; Geared and gearless dry cargo ships; Low-aircraft ships; Ro-Ro/Lo-Lo; Vehicle carriers; Passenger ships; Specialised cargo ships For a complete recognition compendium, the publisher recommends Jane's Fighting Ships and Jane's High-Speed Marine Transportation.
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Dark Age Ahead

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307369633

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Visionary thinker Jane Jacobs uses her authoritative work on urban life and economies to show us how we can protect and strengthen our culture and communities. In Dark Age Ahead, Jane Jacobs identifies five pillars of our culture that we depend on but which are in serious decline: community and family; higher education; the effective practice of science; taxation and government; and self-policing by learned professions. The decay of these pillars, Jacobs contends, is behind such ills as environmental crisis, racism and the growing gulf between rich and poor; their continued degradation could lead us into a new Dark Age, a period of cultural collapse in which all that keeps a society alive and vibrant is forgotten. But this is a hopeful book as well as a warning. Jacobs draws on her vast frame of reference -- from fifteenth-century Chinese shipbuilding to zoning regulations in Brampton, Ontario -- and in highly readable, invigorating prose offers proposals that could arrest the cycles of decay and turn them into beneficent ones. Wise, worldly, full of real-life examples and accessible concepts, this book is an essential read for perilous times. From the Hardcover edition.
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各國海域執法制度

【全套上下兩冊】

Author: 邊子光

Publisher: 秀威出版

ISBN: 986221967X

Category:

Page: 1358

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全世界首部詳述151個國家海域執法制度的巨著!本書就全世界各國的海域執法制度作一完整周詳並精要的論述,彙整各沿海國海域執法的特徵,呈現組織型態及各項特徵的分布、發現及詮釋,更進一步應用敘述性統計作兩變項間的關係測量;本書除可作為國內外大學及研究所相關科系之教材外,此時適逢我國行政院改造,海洋委員會及海巡署新制度的建立,更可作為重要參考。【秀威資訊科技股份有限公司製作】
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The Guitarist's Guide to Set-Up & Maintenance

Author: Charlie Chandler

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476860009

Category: Music

Page: 56

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(Guitar Educational). This ultimate guide to caring for your guitar includes: how to strip down and clean your instrument * how to set the action * how regular maintenance can improve your guitar and your playing. Top repairman Charlie Chandler will show you how to carry out basic maintenance and repairs, all of which can be done yourself, without the need for professional assistance. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout with over a hundred diagrams and photographs. Includes special troubleshooting tips to help you solve common problems like fret buzz, chips and cracks in paintwork, electrical problems, intonation, and more. Whether you're a beginner struggling with a new set of strings or a pro looking to hone your set-up, this book will help you to get more out of your guitar.
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Good Muslim, Bad Muslim

America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror

Author: Mahmood Mamdani

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780385515917

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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In this brilliant look at the rise of political Islam, the distinguished political scientist and anthropologist Mahmood Mamdani brings his expertise and insight to bear on a question many Americans have been asking since 9/11: how did this happen? Mamdani dispels the idea of “good” (secular, westernized) and “bad” (premodern, fanatical) Muslims, pointing out that these judgments refer to political rather than cultural or religious identities. The presumption that there are “good” Muslims readily available to be split off from “bad” Muslims masks a failure to make a political analysis of our times. This book argues that political Islam emerged as the result of a modern encounter with Western power, and that the terrorist movement at the center of Islamist politics is an even more recent phenomenon, one that followed America’s embrace of proxy war after its defeat in Vietnam. Mamdani writes with great insight about the Reagan years, showing America’s embrace of the highly ideological politics of “good” against “evil.” Identifying militant nationalist governments as Soviet proxies in countries such as Nicaragua and Afghanistan, the Reagan administration readily backed terrorist movements, hailing them as the “moral equivalents” of America’s Founding Fathers. The era of proxy wars has come to an end with the invasion of Iraq. And there, as in Vietnam, America will need to recognize that it is not fighting terrorism but nationalism, a battle that cannot be won by occupation. Good Muslim, Bad Muslim is a provocative and important book that will profoundly change our understanding both of Islamist politics and the way America is perceived in the world today. From the Hardcover edition.
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Camp All-American, Hanoi Jane, and the High-and-tight

Gender, Folklore, and Changing Military Culture

Author: Carol Burke

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807046609

Category: History

Page: 264

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A folklorist who taught as a civilian professor at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, for seven years, Carol Burke analyzes the military as an occupational folk group, arguing that every detail of military culture—from the "high and tight" haircut to the chants sung in basic training—is laden with significance. Exploring the minute ways that "the cult of masculinity" persists in all branches of the United States military today, Burke unearths fascinating details and offers eye-opening anecdotes about basic training, military dress and speech, the history of the marching chant, the disdain some veterans still harbor for Jane Fonda, and the colorful—and sometimes questionable—rituals of military manhood. Postulating that culture is made—not born—Burke urges the military to consciously change its policy of "gendered apartheid" so it can evolve into the gender-, race-, and sexuality-neutral democratic institution it needs to be. "As Carol Burke makes clear in this important book, American military culture is now driven less by soldierly professionalism or patriotic zeal than by a toxic combination of misogyny and homophobia . . . Razor-sharp in its analysis, and harrowingly well-informed, it is essential for those concerned with our military, democracy, and culture."—Mark Crispin Miller, author of The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder "Carol Burke reveals how institutional cultures become sexist--and stay sexist. She uses her sharp feminist eye and ears to expose the boy-o jokes, marching chants, and initiation rituals that are the very stuff of privileging certain forms of masculinity, insuring not only that women are marginalized, but also that men police other men. After reading Carol Burke, the US Naval Academy and its counterparts throughout the military will never look--or sound--the same."-Cynthia Enloe, author of "Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives"
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Remember

The Journey to School Integration

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618397402

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 78

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Archival photographs paired with fictional text depicting thoughts and emotions of students who lived through school desegregation capture the spirit, sadness, and struggle of the time.
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Japan's Sea Lane Security

A Matter of Life and Death?

Author: Euan Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134250916

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

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This is the first major English-language study to explore the broad and longstanding connections between Japan’s national security and the safety of its sea lanes. Tracing issues from pre-and post-1945 eras, the book explores how Japan’s concerns with sea lane protection have developed across such diverse fields as military strategy, diplomacy, trade policy, energy security, and law enforcement. Drawing upon case study material and primary research including interviews with officials and security analysts, the book presents a chronological analysis of Japan’s sea lane security. While Japan’s security policies have recently undergone relatively rapid change, a historical treatment of sea lane security issues reveals long-term continuity in security policymakers’ perceptions and responses regarding Japan's defence and foreign policy. Revealing a neglected but important aspect of Japan’s military and economic security, the book investigates why officials and analysts continue to portray the defence of Japan’s sea lanes as ‘a matter of life and death’.
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The Chinese Navy

Expanding Capabilities, Evolving Roles

Author: National Defense University (U S ),Institute for National Strategic Studies,Phillip C. Saunders,Christopher D. Yung,Michael Swaine,Andrew Nien-Dzu Yang

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160897634

Category:

Page: 339

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Tells the story of the growing Chinese Navy - The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) - and its expanding capabilities, evolving roles and military implications for the USA. Divided into four thematic sections, this special collection of essays surveys and analyzes the most important aspects of China's navel modernization.
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Nobody Told Me

From Basement Band to Jack and the John Lennon Sessions

Author: Ken Geringer

Publisher: Hipway PressInc

ISBN: 9780970712608

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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The former music company executive documents his life and career, from his misspent youth in Rockland County, New York, during the 1970s to his rise as a successful businessman, and collaboration with record producer Jack Douglas.
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Hot Target

Author: Suzanne Brockmann

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345456955

Category: Fiction

Page: 534

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When her latest feature film makes her the target of angry extremist groups, producer Jane Chadwick reluctantly finds herself surrounded by round-the-clock bodyguards, including the enigmatic Cosmo Richter, on leave from the Navy SEALs and hired by Troubleshooters to protect her from would-be assassins. Reprint.
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Maritime Terrorism

Risk and Liability

Author: Michael D. Greenberg,Peter Chalk,Henry H. Willis

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833040308

Category: Political Science

Page: 167

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Policymakers have become increasingly concerned in recent years about the possibility of future maritime terrorist attacks. Though the historical occurrence of such attacks has been limited, recognition that maritime vessels and facilities may be particularly vulnerable to terrorism has galvanized concerns. In addition, some plausible maritime attacks could have very significant consequences, in the form of mass casualties, severe property damage, and attendant disruption of commerce. Understanding the nature of maritime terrorism risk requires an investigation of threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences associated with potential attacks, as grounded both by relevant historical data and by intelligence on the capabilities and intentions of known terrorist groups. These risks also provide the context for understanding government institutions that will respond to future attacks, and particularly so with regard to the U.S. civil justice system. In principle, civil liability operates to redistribute the harms associated with legally redressable claims, so that related costs are borne by the parties responsible for having caused them. In connection with maritime terrorism, civil liability creates the prospect that independent commercial defendants will be held responsible for damages caused by terrorist attacks. This book explores risks and U.S. civil liability rules as they may apply in the context of these types of attacks.
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Black Salt

Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Author: Ray Costello

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1781388946

Category: History

Page: 246

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During the Age of Sail, black seamen could be found in many shipboard roles in the Royal Navy, such as gunners, deck-hands and 'top men', working at heights in the rigging. In the later Age of Steam, black seamen were more likely to be found on merchantmen below deck; as cooks, stewards and stokers. Nevertheless, the navy was possibly a unique institution in that black and white could work alongside each other more than in any other occupation. In this fascinating work, Dr. Ray Costello examines the work and experience of seamen of African descent in Britain's navy, from impressed slaves to free Africans, British West Indians, and British-born Black sailors. Seamen from the Caribbean and directly from Africa have contributed to both the British Royal Navy and Merchant Marine from at least the Tudor period and by the end of the period of the British Slave Trade at least three percent of all crewmen were black mariners. Black sailors signed off in British ports helped the steady growth of a black population. In spite of racial prejudice in port, relationships were forged between sailors of different races which frequently ignored expected norms when working and living together in the isolated world of the ship. Black seamen on British ships have served as by no means a peripheral force within the British Royal and Mercantile navies and were not only to be found working in both the foreground and background of naval engagements throughout their long history, but helping to ensure the supply of foodstuffs and the necessities of life to Britain. Their experiences span the gamut of sorrow and tragedy, heroism, victory and triumph.
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