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London: The Economist Newspaper Ltd., 1987. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Magazine. 104 pages, including covers. Illustrations. Sticker residue on front cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. This issue includes articles related to Gorbachev, Russia, Reform, Ronald Reagan, Supreme Court, Nominations, Robert Bork, Trade Secrets, Margaret Thatcher, European Monetary System, and Arms Control.
Washington DC: United States Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control, c2015. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 24 pages plus covers. Color Illustrations. Tables. Cover has slight wear and soiling. This report was produced with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense and the Atomic Weapons Establishment. This report documents the first 15 years of collaboration--from 2000 to 2015--between the United Kingdom and the United States in technologies and methodologies to enable monitoring and verification of potential future nuclear weapons arms control initiative. This joint collaboration has included evaluating technologies and approaches that may be viable, identifying those and are not, and documents challenges and approaches that need additional investigations. The 15 years of experience working together on monitoring and verification technical challenges has helped establish an experience base in both countries that has permitted deeper investigation into some of the most challenging aspects of warhead verification.
Rockville, MD: ExchangeMonitor Publications and Forums [A Division of Access Intelligence, LLC], 2016. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 24 pages. Illustrations (many with color). This program presents a snapshot of the key presenters and issues toward the end of the Obama Administration. The annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit gathers U.S. and international leaders, experts, and industry executives in the field of nuclear deterrence to discuss management of the nuclear complex, the security of the stockpile, arms control negotiations, and strategic policy. With the upcoming transition to new U.S. leadership and the growing debate over how to balance national defense needs with global disarmament efforts, all eyes remain on policy makers, industry officials, and stakeholders throughout the U.S. nuclear enterprise. The Summit will once again bring these leaders together for the most timely discussions on the United States’ role in arms control and nonproliferation, potential changes to U.S. nuclear posture under a new president, and the dynamic nature of this country’s relationship with international allies and adversaries. Hundreds of key officials gather for ExchangeMonitor forums and conferences to exchange views and information among government officials, private industry executives, non-governmental organizations and other entities on critical national and international programs and policies.
Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1985. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xii, , 253,  pages. Tables. Diagrams. Notes. Glossary. Bibliographies. National Surveys on Defense and Economic Issues. Index. This is one of the Westview Special Studies in National Security and Defense Policy. Clark C. Abt is an American researcher born August 31, 1929 in Cologne, Germany. He became an American citizen in 1945, at age 16, and is known for first formalizing the concept and usages of Serious games. Abt left Germany for the United States in 1937. In 1947, he applied as an aeronautics student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he graduated in 1951. He then served four months in the merchant navy as a seaman, then spent a year at Johns Hopkins University as an English teacher, eventually obtaining a Master's degree in the Writing, Discourse and Drama Department for his thesis, titled A Year of Poems. In 1965, he earned a Ph.D. from MIT in Political Science. He founded Abt Associates immediately afterwards. Abt is known for his book Serious Games (1970), where he formally established a basis for the concept of Serious game. In this work and subsequent ones, he described sports games, role playing games and (then marginal) computer games as mediums for educative, political or marketing ideas. This interest probably stemmed from Abt's involvement with the development of TEMPER, an early computer wargame designed for a Cold War context.
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.
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.