Washington DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xv, , 197,  pages. Tables. Figures. Appendix A, B, and C. Notes. Front cover creased. James Acton holds the Jessica T. Mathews Chair and is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. A physicist by training, Acton’s current research focuses on the escalation risks of advanced conventional weapons. Acton’s publications span the field of nuclear policy. They include the Carnegie report, Wagging the Plutonium Dog: Japanese Domestic Politics and its International Security Implications, and two Adelphi books, Deterrence During Disarmament: Deep Nuclear Reductions and International Security and Abolishing Nuclear Weapons (with George Perkovich). An expert on hypersonic conventional weapons and the author of the Carnegie report, Silver Bullet? Asking the Right Questions About Conventional Prompt Global Strike.
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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.
Washington DC: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2011. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. vii, , 34,  pages. Oversized volume, measuring 11 inches by 8-12 inches. Minor cover soiling noted. Includes Executive Summary; Introduction; The Value and Objectives of U.S.-Russian Arms Control; The Next Round: Contrasting U.S. and Russian Objectives; A Way Forward; Getting the Process Right; U.S. Nuclear Weapons and Stockpile Management; Conclusions; and Appendix: Warhead Verification. While Russia's primary goal is to curtail U.S. nonnuclear capabilities, in particular ballistic missile defense and conventional prompt global strike, Washington's interests lie with Russian nuclear weapons. Russia's strategic forces remain one of the few truly existential threats faced by the United States. Consequently, it is firmly in the U.S. national interest to try to bolster strategic stability through arms control.
Abingdon, Oxon, England: Routledge [published for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, IISS], 2008. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 130,  pages. Glossary. Key Suggestions and Questions. Notes. Adelphi Paper 396. Publishers/IISS ephemera laid in. George Perkovich is the Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Chair and vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, overseeing the Technology and International Affairs Program and Nuclear Policy Program. He works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues; cyberconflict; and new approaches to international public-private management of strategic technologies. He is the author of the prize-winning book, India?s Nuclear Bomb, and co-author of, Not War, Not Peace? Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism. Perkovich?s short-form writing has appeared in leading international journals and newspapers. He has advised many agencies of the U.S. government, and testified before both houses of Congress. He has been a member of the National Academy of Science?s Committee on Arms Control and International Security,and the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on Nuclear Policy. James M. Acton is a British academic and scientist. He is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Acton was awarded his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at Cambridge University. 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.