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Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1958. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. 22 cm, 137 pages. Name in ink on flyleaf. Signed by the author. Fascinating read and insight into the times. This was the "new world order" before the one predicated by the collapse of the USSR. Acheson's goal is to persuade his readers to take the Soviet threat seriously, to concentrate power in American hands (given the limits, for example, of the UN), to maintain and strengthen alliances with free states, and to limit one's efforts to what is possible, rather than desirable.
Washington DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2015. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. vii, , 51,  pages. Table. Notes. Cover has slight wear and soiling. James M. Acton is a British academic and scientist. He is a senior associate of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Acton was a member of the faculty of the Department of War Studies at King's College, London. Acton’s research projects have included analyses of IAEA safeguards in Iran, verifying disarmament in North Korea and preventing novel forms of radiological terrorism. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) is a foreign-policy think tank with centers in Washington D.C., Moscow, Beirut, Beijing, Brussels, and New Delhi. The organization describes itself as being dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910 by Andrew Carnegie, its work is not formally associated with any political party of the United States. Its headquarters building, prominently located on the Embassy Row section of Massachusetts Avenue, was completed in 1989 on a design by architecture firm Smith, Hinchman & Gryll. It also hosts the embassy of Papua New Guinea in the U.S.
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2010. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. 400 pages. Illustrations. Timeline of NRDC and the Modern Environmental Movement. Index. Inscriptions signed by both authors on half-title page. Foreword by Robert Redford. DJ has slight wear and soiling. John H. Adams was a Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Natural Resources Defense Council is considered a Big Green environmental group, one of the largest and most prominent in the world. NRDC describes itself "the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of more than 1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. Worth Magazine has named NRDC one of America's 100 best charities, and Charity Navigator has given NRDC four stars (out of a possible four)." It was founded by Michael A. McIntosh, Sr. As one of the largest environmental groups, NRDC has often been singled out for criticism by industry funded groups such as the Center for Consumer Freedom. John H. Adams was the Founding Director and former President.
Washington, DC: Panel to Assess Reliability, 2002. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. quarto, 30 pages, wraps, footnotes, figures, appendix. Subtitled: FY2001 Report to Congress of the Panel to Assess the Reliability, Safety, and Security of the United States Nuclear Stockpile. This report focussed on a narrow question: is there a technical issue that necessitates a return to nuclear testing? In order to meet the growing technical challenges of stockpile stewardship, the Panel recommended that Presidential guidance be revised to require a balanced and complete assessment of the stockpile, the nuclear weapons complex that supports it, and the alternative options available for sustaining confidence.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2008. Presumed First Paperback Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xvi, , 571,  pages. Tables. Figures. Contributors. Notes. References. Index. Cover has minor wear and soiling. A few instances of ink marks and highlighting noted. Muthiah Alagappa was a nonresident senior fellow in the Asia Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. From January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013, he was the first holder of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His research focuses primarily on Asian security, the political legitimacy of governments, and the political role of the military in Asia. Alagappa worked at the East-West Center. From 2006 to 2010, he was the center’s distinguished senior fellow. He was founding director of the center’s Washington office (2001–2006), director of the integrated research program in Honolulu (1999–2001), and a senior fellow (1989–1999). Alagappa served as a career officer in the Malaysian Armed Forces (1962–1982) holding field, command, and staff positions including senior army member for the defense planning staff in the Ministry of Defense. Alagappa has written articles for leading journals and more than ten books. His recent publications include: Nation Making in Asia: From Ethnic to Civic Nations?, The Long Shadow: Nuclear Weapons and Security in 21st Century Asia, Civil Society and Political Change in Asia: Expanding and Contracting Democratic Change, Asian Security Order: Instrumental and Normative Features, and Coercion and Governance: The Declining Political Role of the Military in Asia.
Livermore, CA: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2022. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 6 inches by 9 inches. , 68,  pages. Footnotes. Tabular data. Livermore Papers on Global Security No. 10. Michael Albertson is deputy director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Prior to his current position at CGSR, he served for 16 years in the federal government handling a wide variety of deterrence and arms control-related portfolios for various organizations. From November 2018 to September 2020 he was a senior policy advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Office of Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, facilitating extended deterrence dialogues with NATO and Asian allies. Mr. Albertson worked as a team lead in the Department of State’s Office of Strategic Stability and Deterrence Affairs from 2015 to 2018 on Russian strategic nuclear arms control issues including implementation and compliance of the INF Treaty and New START Treaties. He served from 2013 to 2014 on the National Security Council Staff covering Russian military-security issues; from 2010 to 2012 as a policy advisor to the senior advisor for Arms Control and Strategic Stability to the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) participating in the negotiation, ratification, and implementation of the New START Treaty; and from 2004 to 2010 as an intelligence analyst and then senior intelligence analyst in the Department of Defense studying Russian military capabilities and doctrine. He holds a M.S. in strategic intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College, and an M.A. in security policy studies from George Washington University.