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London: Brassey's, 1993. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Trade paperback. 267,  pages. Wraps. Index. Tables. Figures. Slight wear to covers and edges. Fold-out chart on Asia, The Rise in Defence Capability 1984-1993 laid in. Publisher's ephemera laid in. The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is a British research institute in the area of international affairs. Since 1997 its headquarters have been Arundel House, in London, England. The 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index ranked IISS as the thirteenth-best think tank worldwide. Founded in 1958, with its original focus nuclear deterrence and arms control, the IISS has strong establishment links, with former US and British government officials among its members. The institute claims that it "was hugely influential in setting the intellectual structures for managing the Cold War." Raymond Garthoff wrote that "In 1959 the ISS issued a pamphlet on the "military balance" between the Soviet Union and NATO. It was unfortunately replete with errors, having been put together from published sources of widely varying quality. I called this to the attention of Alastair Buchan, the director of the institute, who was quite disturbed. A new version was issued in November 1960, much more correct and accurate, though still not up to the latest intelligence. Again, I called this to Buchan's attention, and he undertook to check out with British authorities what became annual issuances. The second issue appeared under the title "The Communist Bloc and the Free World: The Military Balance 1960"
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 25 cm, 853,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Sources. Index. Slight wear to DJ. DJ is price clipped. Minor DJ creases at back. Walter Isaacson (born May 20, 1952) is an American writer and journalist. He is the University Professor of History at Tulane University. He has been the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., chairman and CEO of CNN and Managing Editor of Time. He has written biographies of Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Henry Kissinger. Evan Welling Thomas III (born April 25, 1951) is an American journalist, historian, and author. He is the author of nine books, including two New York Times bestsellers. Thomas was, for 20 years, a regular panelist on the weekly public affairs TV show Inside Washington.
London: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and Taylor & Francis, 1984. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. viii, 104 pages. Illustrations (some in color) and diagrams. Further Reading. Index. Some page discoloration noted. Cover has some wear and soiling. Bhupendra Jasani has an MSc in nuclear physics and a Ph.D. in nuclear physics and nuclear medicine. He joined the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in Sweden in February 1972 before joining, in October 1987, the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, London. In 1984 he conceptualized the Western European Union Satellite Centre, the concept that was realized in 1991 when the Centre was established near Madrid, Spain where he worked training the image interpreters. The Centre is now known as the European Union Satellite Centre supporting the European Union and is one of the key institutions for European Union’s Security and Defence policy. In 1990, he joined the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, University of London where he developed the use of commercial remote sensing satellites for applications to monitor multilateral arms control treaties, confidence building measures and peacekeeping operations by, for example, the United Nations. In 2003 the European Commission (EC) established a study called the Global Monitoring for Security and Stability in which he coordinated treaty monitoring and early warning of conflicts and natural disasters projects using commercial remote sensing satellites. This is now successfully completed. He was a part of an EC funded project, HAWKEYE, which dealt with the development of an air- and space-based hyper-spectral sensor.
Albuquerque, NM: Sandia National Laboratories, 2011. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Spiral bound. 212,  pages, including covers. Mailing label on back cover. Cover has slight wear and soiling. The authors report findings from an Internet survey and a subset of questions administered by tele- phone among the American public in mid-2010 on US energy and environmental security. Key areas of investigation include public perceptions shaping the context for debate about a comprehensive national energy policy, and what levels of importance are assigned to various prospective energy technologies. Additionally, they investigated how public views on global climate change were evolving, how the public assessed the risks and benefits of nuclear energy, preferences for managing used nuclear fuel, and public trust in sources of scientific and technical information. They also reported findings from a national Internet survey and a subset of questions administered by telephone in mid-2010 on public views of the relevance of US nuclear weapons today, support for strategic arms control, and assessments of the potential for nuclear abolition. Additionally, they analyzed evolving public views of the threat of terrorism, assessments of progress in the struggle against terrorism, and tolerance for intrusive antiterror policies. Where possible, findings from each survey are compared with previous surveys in this series for analyses of trends.
Albuquerque: Sandia National Laboratories, 1997. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. xvi, 422 pages. Illustrations (some with color). Notes on Sources. Index. Large black mark (ink overwrite?) at top right corner of front cover--otherwise the condition would be Very Good. Sandia began in 1945 as Z Division, the ordnance design, testing, and assembly arm of Los Alamos National Laboratory. It became Sandia Laboratory in 1948 and, in 1949, Sandia Corporation was established as a Western Electric company to manage the laboratory. A second site was opened in California's Livermore Valley in 1956. More than two decades later, in 1979, Congress made Sandia a Department of Energy national laboratory. Sandia Corporation became a wholly owned subsidiary of Martin Marietta (later Lockheed Martin Corporation) in 1993. On May 1, 2017, National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc., assumed management of Sandia.
New York: Pocket Books, 1964. Giant Cardinal Edition. First Printing. 191, wraps, illus., bibliography, index, some wear to covers, pages somewhat discolored. Introduction by Adlai Stevenson. Includes his principal public expressions from 1953 when he became leader of the Democrat minority in the Senate and his first State of the Union message in January 1964.