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

View: 1302

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.

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

View: 7527

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.

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

View: 6003

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

Jane's Fighting Ships

Author: Stephen Saunders

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710626929

Category: History

Page: 967

View: 5592

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.

Navies of South-East Asia

A Comparative Study

Author: James Goldrick,Jack McCaffrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415809428

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 7708

"... 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].

Jane's Fighting Ships

Author: Frederick Thomas Jane

Publisher: N.A


Category: Navies

Page: N.A

View: 5688


Ihs Jane's Fighting Ships 2013/2014

Author: Commodore Stephen Saunders

Publisher: Ihs Global Incorporated

ISBN: 9780710630483

Category: Reference

Page: 1030

View: 390

Delivers profiles of naval platforms in development, in production and in service globally. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the world's naval platforms, supporting military and security organizations by delivering reliable technical and program information.

Jane's Merchant Ships 2005-2006

Author: David Greenman,Jane's Information Group

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710626981

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1000

View: 4172

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.

Dark Age Ahead

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307369633

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9544

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.



Author: 邊子光

Publisher: 秀威出版

ISBN: 986221967X


Page: 1358

View: 6427


Women at the Front

Hospital Workers in Civil War America

Author: Jane E. Schultz

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807864159

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 5794

As many as 20,000 women worked in Union and Confederate hospitals during America's bloodiest war. Black and white, and from various social classes, these women served as nurses, administrators, matrons, seamstresses, cooks, laundresses, and custodial workers. Jane E. Schultz provides the first full history of these female relief workers, showing how the domestic and military arenas merged in Civil War America, blurring the line between homefront and battlefront. Schultz uses government records, private manuscripts, and published sources by and about women hospital workers, some of whom are familiar--such as Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, Louisa May Alcott, and Sojourner Truth--but most of whom are not well-known. Examining the lives and legacies of these women, Schultz considers who they were, how they became involved in wartime hospital work, how they adjusted to it, and how they challenged it. She demonstrates that class, race, and gender roles linked female workers with soldiers, both black and white, but became sites of conflict between the women and doctors and even among themselves. Schultz also explores the women's postwar lives--their professional and domestic choices, their pursuit of pensions, and their memorials to the war in published narratives. Surprisingly few parlayed their war experience into postwar medical work, and their extremely varied postwar experiences, Schultz argues, defy any simple narrative of pre-professionalism, triumphalism, or conciliation.


The Journey to School Integration

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618397402

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 78

View: 8845

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.

Wrestling with Moses

How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City

Author: Anthony Flint

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588368629

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 6294

The rivalry of Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, a struggle for the soul of a city, is one of the most dramatic and consequential in modern American history. To a young Jane Jacobs, Greenwich Village, with its winding cobblestone streets and diverse makeup, was everything a city neighborhood should be. But consummate power broker Robert Moses, the father of many of New York’s most monumental development projects, thought neighborhoods like Greenwich Village were badly in need of “urban renewal.” Standing up against government plans for the city, Jacobs marshaled popular support and political power against Moses, whether to block traffic through her beloved Washington Square Park or to prevent the construction of the Lower Manhattan Expressway, an elevated superhighway that would have destroyed centuries-old streetscapes and displaced thousands of families. By confronting Moses and his vision, Jacobs forever changed the way Americans understood the city. Her story reminds us of the power we have as individuals to confront and defy reckless authority.

Jane's Battleships of the 20th Century

Author: Bernard Ireland

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780004709970

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 1524

Covers battleships from the turn of the century to the Persian Gulf War, with over one hundred ship profiles and complete technical specifications

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

View: 5350

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"

The Last Ship

A Novel

Author: William Brinkley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142181838

Category: Fiction

Page: 614

View: 927

In the aftermath of nuclear war, the Navy destroyer "Nathan James" and its crew--including twenty-six women--searches the seas for a place where survival would be possible.

Hot Target

Author: Suzanne Brockmann

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345456955

Category: Fiction

Page: 534

View: 1139

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.

Go Directly to Jail

The Criminalization of Almost Everything

Author: Gene Healy

Publisher: Cato Institute

ISBN: 9781930865631

Category: Law

Page: 173

View: 9575

The American criminal justice system is becoming ever more centralized and punitive, owing to rampant federalization and mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines. Go Directly to Jail examines these alarming trends and proposes reforms that could rein in a criminal justice apparatus at war with fairness and common sense.