Fire in the East; The Rise of Asian Military Power and the Second Nuclear Age
New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1999. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxxvii, , 186 pages. Maps. Bibliography. Index. Paul Bracken (born March 12, 1948) is a professor of political science and business at Yale University.
Bracken is a respected thought leader in global competition and the strategic application of technology in business and defense. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has served on the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel, the Board of Advisors of the Naval Postgraduate School and the U.S. Naval War College; and an advisory group for Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has been a visiting scholar at the CIA and Beijing University; and has consulted with many other branches of the US Government. He is a consultant to the Office of Net Assessment, and Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Advisors at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
He is the author of six books on global business, warning and risk, national security and world order and has written for the New York Times and other publications. On May 11, 1998, India began testing nuclear weapons. The world will never be the same. The Indian test of five atomic bombs, and the Pakistani tests that answered a few weeks later, marked the end of the arms control system that has kept the world from nuclear war for half a century. Bracken explains in this landmark study, they signal the reemergence of something the world hasn't seen since the sixteenth century-modern technologically adept military powers on the mainland of Asia. Bracken reveals several alarming trends and secrets, such as how close Israel actually came to a germ warfare attack during the Gulf War, why "globalization" will spur the development of weapons of mass destruction, how American interests are endangered by Asian nationalism, and how to navigate the second nuclear age. This is a provocative account of how the Western monopoly on modern arms is coming to an end, and how it will transform America's role on the stage of international politics. Condition: Very good / Very good.
Keywords: Arms Control, Nuclear Weapons, Arms Race, Ballistic Missiles, Biological Warfare, Chemical Weapons, Missile Technology, Cold War, Deterrence, Disruptive Technologies, Industrialization, ICBM, North Korea